2012 Vintage :
Grape composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah
The nose shows intense aromas of red berry fruit of excellent expressiveness and focus which are followed by lovely notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is balanced and harmonious and of exceptional overall drinking pleasure.
Classification: Bolgheri DOC
93 Points- Antonio Galloni, Venous Media Review , August, 2013
"The 2011 Il Bruciato explodes from the glass with huge black fruit, tar, mocha, espresso, smoke and scorched earth. Sweet floral and spice notes add an element of brightness over time, but this remains a big, juicy wine with tons of near-term appeal. This is another hugely overachieving wine from Antinori. Readers who want to understand the shear appeal of Maremma without spending a fortunate should start with the 2011 Il Bruciato, a wine that delivers tons of regional character for a very reasonable price in today's market. Il Bruciato is a Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot, Cabernet Franc/Syrah blend.
A nose of great intensity features red berry fruit and notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is rich, ample on the attack and mid-palate and long and persistent on the finish and aftertaste.
The 2011 vintage can be termed a difficult one insofar as the demands of selective picking and a careful choice of the grapes on the sorting tables are concerned, but a very satisfying one in terms of the result achieved.
Classification: Bolgheri DOC
65% Cabernet Sauvignon , 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah
The grapes for the wine are sourced from a wide range of estate vineyards, 200 acres (80 hectares) in all, with all of the typical characteristics of the Bolgheri area. The fermentation and the period of skin contact took place in temperature-controlled, stainless steel fermenting tanks and lasted approximately ten to fifteen days at temperatures between 82° and 86° Fahrenheit (28°30° centigrade). A part of the Merlot and Syrah must was fermented at lower temperatures in order to bring out and to conserve as well as possible the varietal aromas. The malolactic fermentation took place partly in oak barrels and partly in stainless steel tanks and was completed by the end of the year. The wine was then racked and once again went into barrel, where it aged for a further eight months, blended, and bottled. Four months of bottle aging preceded commercial release.
94 Points - Wines & Spirits Magazine
Best Buy And Years Best- Wines & Spirits Magazine April 2013
• The 2010 vintage in Bolgheri was characterized by cooler weather and more rain
than normal, followed by a warm, typical summer season.
• These conditions led to a prolonged ripening phase and a delay in the maturation of the grapes, creating above-average acidity and fruity aromas.
Intense ruby red color. The wine has vibrant aromas of leather and tobacco,
followed by black berry fruit and sweet spice. The palate is full-bodied and wellstructured
with velvety tannins that lead to a strong, fruit-driven finish.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon , 30% Merlot, 20% Syrah