Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino di Biserno 2008 (Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 93] [WE 93] [JS 92]

Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino di Biserno 2008
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 93] [WE 93] [JS 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Il Pino di Biserno is produced at our Tenuta di Biserno estate and represents the unique terroir of Bibbona. The special blend of grapes makes Il Pino a classic wine of the Upper Maremma. Although produced from grapes from young vineyards, the wine is distinguished by its balance and finesse. Il Pino demonstrates the character as well as the potential of Tenuta di Biserno.

Tasting Notes:
Brilliant ruby red. Nose is intense with red cherries, chocolate and spices. On the palate finely balanced, full bodied with depth of fruit, fresh minerality and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing:
Pair with roast meats, particularly beef, whether it be filet de sirloin or Tuscan T-Bone.

Technical Data:
GRAPES: 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
PH: 3.75
ACIDITY: 4.9 g/L
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 75% of the wine is aged for 12 months in new and second-use French oak barriques; the remaining is aged in stainless steel vats. The wine is aged for another 6 months in bottles before release.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2008 Il Pino di Biserno is a rich wine endowed with considerable depth. Plums, blackberries, exotic spices, mocha and licorice are all woven together in this imposing, structured wine. The pedigree of the 2008 vintage comes through in spades. The 2008 is striking. I can't wait to see how this ages. The 2008 has come along beautifully since I tasted it last year. Il Pino di Biserno is 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot." - Antonio Galloni (June 2012)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This opens with inky, dark concentration and offers many of the beautiful aromas associated with the Cabernet family of grapes: Dark berry, prune, dried spice and chocolate. It delivers impressive intensity and persistency, with well-formed tannins and mocha softness on the finish." - M.L. (12/31/2012)

92 Points - James Suckling:

"Really beautiful aromas of dried fruits, blackberries and flowers follow through to a full body, with racy tannins and a refined finish. A little more austere than the 2007." - (August 9th, 2012)

89 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Leafy, herbal aromas and flavors are distinctive, accenting the core of cherry notes, with a hint of vanilla. There's an intensity to this red, along with a touch of heat. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2020. 364 cases imported." – BS (Web Only - 2012)

Stephen Tanzer:
"(a blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot): Good red-ruby. Black fruits, licorice and wild herbs on the lightly medicinal nose. Juicy but quite imploded on the plate, showing decent thrust to its delicate herb and spice flavors. Finishes smooth but with only moderate length." - Ian D'Agata (September 2012)