Castello di Bossi "Corbaia" Toscana IGT 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 93+] [JS 93] [RP 92+]
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About the Wine:
Named for the vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in Bossi some 42 years ago, this Super-Tuscan is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Corbaia is stainless steel-fermented and matured in Allier oak barriques, which results in a wine of superb finesse and elegance.
Intense ruby-red in color with garnet highlights, Corbaia offers jammy aromas of black currants, cherries, and cassis backed by hints of tobacco, mocha, and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied yet supple and layered with a rich texture and well-integrated tannins.
Pair this with grilled lamb chops, Bearnaise sauces, meats prepared alla Diavola, and grilled ribeye steaks.
Varietal composition: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 18-24 months
Ratings & Reviews
93+ Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2012 Corbaia, the estate's Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is deep, ferrous and massively constituted. As such, it will need a few years in the cellar to be at its best. Ripe red cherry, chalk, smoke, iron and sage add further nuance as the wine continues to open up in the glass. Readers should expect a tannic, savory wine built on power." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2016)
93 Points - James Suckling:
"A red with lots of dried fruit, chocolate and toasted oak on the nose and palate. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Lots of hazelnut character, too. A blend of sanvigovese and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now." - (August 6, 2015)
92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2012 Corbaia is an exhilarating wine that offers pleasant surprises in a lackluster vintage. The blend is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged in aged in French oak for two years. I am delighted by the inner energy and tonic firmness of the mouthfeel. In terms of texture, Corbaia offers unique quality. Dark fruit and integrated spice add a lasting sense of lift and buoyancy." - Monica Larner (31st Jan 2017)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Made with 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with subtle aromas of black cherry jam and vanilla. The dense palate shows black currant, oak and mocha alongside firm rather drying tannins. It's a bit shy on freshness, so enjoy over the next few years." - Kerin Oâ€™Keefe (3/1/2017)