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2011 Borgo Scopeto Italian (Tuscany) Red "Borgonero"

Winery: Borgo Scopeto

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Borgonero"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Syrah

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $24

Cases produced: 900

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 30, 2015

Wine Review: This midnight blue colored wine from Borgo Scopeto is very nice. It opens with a cherry-cola and boysenberry like bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe black cherry with notes of cedar and lush blackberry. I also detected hints of minerality and red plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little while. This red blend is very good and would pair very nicely with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: charged ruby. Bouquet: ethereal and ample, refined and enticing, with noble aromas. Palate: full bodied with extraordinary structure, terrific harmony, and surprising softness.

Organic status: not organic

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