The three most prestigious and reliable Super Tuscans are now available in our Super Tuscan Aristocracy case from the exceptional 2016 vintage.
2016 was a great vintage in Tuscany with high quality fruit and low yields that encouraged concentration and contributed to the incredible depth of flavour and complexity in these three wines.
|2016 Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC |
Ornellaia is probably the most consistent and accessible of the three Super Tuscans and, like it’s neighbour Sassicaia, contains no Sangiovese. Instead it is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The 2016 is well-balanced with lots of full, ripe fruit but a good savoury edge that provides depth and a wealth of character.
2016 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri DOC
Sassicaia is distinctly a Bordeaux blend made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. However, this is not Bordeaux – and Bolgheri Sassicaia (the wine now has its own monopoly appellation) has forged its own separate identity. It is known for its elegance and finesse, its many layers of flavour and its long finish. The 2016 vintage is exceptional and may well prove to be one of the best ever produced.
2016 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
Tignanello sticks to its Tuscan roots far more firmly that our other two aristocrats with a Sangiovese heavy blend that incorporates small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Unlike Sassicaia and Ornellaia which are located in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast, the Tignanello vineyard is situated on a small hillside in the middle of the Chianti region. The 2016 Tignanello is one of the best recent vintages and a little less tannic than some. The increased fruit also balances the sometimes excessive oak that is prevalent in other vintages.
2016 Super Tuscan Aristocracy Mixed Case £750
|Our 2016 Young Pretenders case will be back in the Spring so do let us know if you would like to order any in advance.|