Aroma is vanilla and chocolate notes but spices with more oxidization exposure: taste is higher Tannin, lingers longer, and sweeter taste. Delicious- pairs well with bolognese ragu. — a month ago
So wonderful!! LOVE IT!! Had New Years Eve 2020. — a year ago
pretty good — 2 years ago
e, reigned in by its Tuscan provenance—and that is a good thing, a food-friendly thing. The 2013 Brancaia Illatraia quietly unspools with notes of plums and ripe blackberries steeped in thyme. Burning embers, dust, and juniper berries add layered complexity. On the palate, it’s round and plush, with mouth-coating tannins and bright acidity that ebb and flow in a core of juicy dark fruit. Sample 14.0% ABV — 5 years ago
ct with yans parents, 5.7.22 — a month ago
Du bois, reglisse noire, tannins puissants et un peu asséchants, plein et riche, c’est bon mais dans un style manquant un peu de finesse et ayant besoin de temps. 90-91
Some oak and black liquorice. Good bottle but Needs more time, lacks some finesse to go with the power and richness. — 6 months ago
Different wines from same maker showed more promise — 5 years ago
Great value. Our go to house wine. — 2 months ago
Salmon! (In colour, not in taste).
Stoned! (The wine, not me).
I don’t know why I aged this as long as I did, but it was worth it. — 10 months ago
Meaty, especially when first opened. On the nose it showed notes of tomato paste, smoked meat, and mushrooms. It was likewise quite earthy on the palate, with black fruit, red fruits singed by the sun, stones, and black pepper on the finish. It was full-bodied, and had medium + to high acid and tannins.
I would highly recommend decanting this wine as it started out quite tight when we first poured it. We also had a glass the next night, and it was MUCH better. It was richer, smoother, more polished, and less gamey, showing notes of licorice, violets, pomegranates, and even a little blood orange joining the party that had not been there the first night.
Had as a part of a pizza night.
https://www.sommstable.com/2020/06/a-stop-at-brancaia-and-pizza-night.html — 2 years ago