Brancaia "Ilatraia" Toscana IGT 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97] [JS 94] [AG 93] [WS 92]

Brancaia "Ilatraia" Toscana IGT 2013
(Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 97] [JS 94] [AG 93] [WS 92]

Regular price $105.00 Sale price $54.99 Save $50.01

6-PACK PRICE = $51.99 per item (add 6+ quantity to your basket)
12-PACK PRICE = $49.99 per item (add 12+ quantity to your basket)
24-PACK PRICE = $44.99 per item (add 24+ quantity to your basket)

RP97 JS94 AG93 WS92


Notes from the Winemaker:
Brancaia ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine ages 18 months in French barriques - half of them are new - and then matures for a few months in the bottle, prior to release.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Wow. The 2013 Ilatraia jumps right out at you. This is a tremendous effort - I tasted this wine three times blind and it always came out on top. Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) is blended with Petit Verdot (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). The complexity and the ever-changing nature of the bouquet is mind-bending. Ilatraia shows enormous depth and sophistication, and it leaves a profound impact. The wine sports deep color saturation with brilliant flashes of dark ruby. The texture is immensely soft, yielding and seamless in its integration. Dark fruit and blackberry is followed by light notes of tobacco, toasted nut and scorched earth. I am in awe of its complexity." - Monica Larner (Dec 2016)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of licorice with blackberries and hints of graphite. Full and juicy with chewy tannins. Very polished. Needs at least three years to open. A wine with classy structure." (Jul 2016)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2013 Ilatraia is Brancaia's Bordeaux blend from estate vineyards in Bolgheri. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, espresso and grilled herbs give the Ilatraia its distinctive richness and resonance. There is plenty of Maremma warmth and radiance here. I would prefer to drink this racy, fruit-driven Tuscan red over the next handful of years." (Oct 2016)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This bright version combines black cherry, plum, spice, iron and tobacco flavors. The stiff, dusty tannins gain the upper hand for now, but this should develop nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2028. 3,750 cases made." -BS (Oct 2016)