Robert Parker 90
The 2006 Le Cupole di Trinoro is a surprisingly mid-weight, almost ethereal version of this wine. Sweet spices and licorice add complexity to the dark fruit as the wine opens up in the glass. Ideally, the 2006 Le Cupole is best enjoyed over the next few years, as it doesn’t appear to have the stuffing to develop much from this point forward. In 2006 Le Cupole is 47 % Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.5% Merlot and 9.5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013
The 2006 Tenuta di Trinoro is another profound wine from Andrea Franchetti. Purity, power and structure all come together as this stunning, youthful wine gradually opens in the glass. Jammy dark blueberries, menthol, spices and toasted oak are just some of the nuances to be found in this sweet, textured offering. Today it comes across as less intense than previous vintages. In 2006 the Tenuta is 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Franchetti describes the 2006 harvest, as Aserene@ particularly in the crucial last month of ripening which allow for a late harvest that took place between the 10th and 24th of October.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026