Il Borro Toscana Rosso IGT 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [RP 96] [WS 92]
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $64.99 Save $0.01
About the winery:
Winery owner Salvatore Ferragamo, heir of the storied Ferragamo fashion empire, replanted the family's Il Borro vineyard in 1999 and has been releasing Tuscan wines ever since. The winery has been certified organic since 2015.Notes from the Winemaker:
"Il Borro" has a deep violet color, with purplish reflections. The bouquet is full and intense, concentrated, with notes of underbrush and with spicy scents. The taste is dry, with good body and soft tannins, a good consistency, well integrated and persistent.
50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 14%, total acidity 5 g/l, dry extract 28,3 g/l, ph 3,5
All the Tuscan dishes cooked with meat, Tuscan croutons, aged cheeses, cold cuts, pasta and main courses with games. Il Borro wine pairs perfectly with hare, wild boar, chianina and cinta senese meat and also asiatic dishes and Us hamburger.
Ratings & Reviews
97 Points - James Suckling:
"This is the best Il Borro to date with fantastic blackberry, blueberry and sandalwood aromas that follow through to a full body with masses of fruit. Yet, it remains bright and linear down the center palate. A rich and toned wine. 50 per cent merlot, 35 per cent cabernet and 15 per cent syrah. From organically grown grapes. Needs four or five years to come around. Best in 2022." (11 Jul, 2018)
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This robust Tuscan blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah is Il Borro's flagship wine. The 2015 Il Borro is an important and thickly enriched expression that shows ample power and muscle but remains elegantly modulated and contoured at the same time. The bouquet opens to dark fruit, blackberry, prune, spice, leather and tar. In the mouth, this wine is richly textured, velvety and concentrated, and it delivers balanced tannins and acidity. Il Borro has beautifully captured the warmth and exuberance of the terrific 2015 vintage." - Monica Larner (May 2019)
92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The black currant, black cherry and herbal aromas and flavors are well-balanced, unfolding to reveal cedar, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes that add depth and expression. Fine length. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best from 2021 through 2030. 5,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported." - BS (Jun 30, 2019)