Wednesday 27 April 2016

Me & My Magnum - 1993 Campaccio, Terrabianca

"A magnum is the perfect size for 2 gentlemen to share over lunch...especially if one of them isn´t drinking".
This quote is said to have originated from Winston Churchill.

My previous magnum one-on-one encounter was the 1985 Château de La Rivière.

1993 Campaccio, Terrabianca
This is the best cuvée from the Terrabianca estate. The grapes comes from Radda in Chianti and from Massa Marittima in Grosseto. The blend is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon but it can vary from vintage to vintage. The first vintage was 1988.
The nose is open, soft and mature with notes of dried cherries, fire smoke, dried rosemary and warm gravel. Fattens up with air and becomes richer and deeper. Very good. Another nice 93. A fine warmth.
The taste is easily accessible, velvety and fine with notes of red and black cherries, graphite, autumn leaves and dried herbs. A very fine dry finish. Some warm tiles. This is drinking very nicely today. Fully mature but other magnums should keep for another 5+ years.
88p   (tasted 2016/04)

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