Capezzana

Barco Reale di Carmignano Sangiovese Blend

8.827 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Barco Real Di Carmignano, Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Canaiolo, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, mossy earth and hints of licorice. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, mossy earth and hints of licorice. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Aug 7th, 2017
Andrew G

Rustic dark sour berries, herbal notes, medium tannins and an extra dry finish. Interesting wine. Sangiovese, Cab, Canaiolo blend. 90

Rustic dark sour berries, herbal notes, medium tannins and an extra dry finish. Interesting wine. Sangiovese, Cab, Canaiolo blend. 90

Oct 7th, 2018
Juergen Schairer

Stunning wine with dinner. Very nice on the palette and very well paired with a red meat dinner.

Stunning wine with dinner. Very nice on the palette and very well paired with a red meat dinner.

Jul 28th, 2018
Tom Burke

This bottle is why I’m loyal to my wine merchant. The knowledgeable old guy greeted me this week then peered into my cart. As I was almost finished shopping I stood if front of the Italy section and we noodled the possibilities together. He knows I’m a value buyer and soon held up this bottle and said “you need to check this out”. He was so right. I’m headed back for more. This time I’ll decant to encourage the juice to open even more. Nice stuff.

This bottle is why I’m loyal to my wine merchant. The knowledgeable old guy greeted me this week then peered into my cart. As I was almost finished shopping I stood if front of the Italy section and we noodled the possibilities together. He knows I’m a value buyer and soon held up this bottle and said “you need to check this out”. He was so right. I’m headed back for more. This time I’ll decant to encourage the juice to open even more. Nice stuff.

Apr 18th, 2018
Andrew Schirmer

I’m always wary of products that wear a an association with royalty (outside of a royal warrant) on their sleeve. Witness a certain dodgy perfume company that uses the Prince of Wales’s Three Feathers device (without the “Ich Dien” motto). The typo-riddled text on the _front_ label of this wine states that the vines grow in the “Barco Reale” mentioned by Cosimo de [sic] Medici in his decree of of 1716. What a surprise, then to look up the history, and it checks out! So what does it taste like? A sort of baby-supertuscan, just enough Cabernet in the blend to add a nice international feel and structure. A screaming bargain, the low price perhaps justifying a Medici namedrop.

I’m always wary of products that wear a an association with royalty (outside of a royal warrant) on their sleeve. Witness a certain dodgy perfume company that uses the Prince of Wales’s Three Feathers device (without the “Ich Dien” motto). The typo-riddled text on the _front_ label of this wine states that the vines grow in the “Barco Reale” mentioned by Cosimo de [sic] Medici in his decree of of 1716. What a surprise, then to look up the history, and it checks out! So what does it taste like? A sort of baby-supertuscan, just enough Cabernet in the blend to add a nice international feel and structure. A screaming bargain, the low price perhaps justifying a Medici namedrop.

Feb 8th, 2018
Nick Piccone

Pretty average - too tannic and too much oak on the finish

Pretty average - too tannic and too much oak on the finish

Jan 27th, 2018
Rosa Morriseau

Good heavier body Italian wine

Good heavier body Italian wine

Nov 1st, 2017
Lynn Gowdy

Small area in Tuscany, approachable, interesting, earth and fruit wines. And reasonably priced!

Small area in Tuscany, approachable, interesting, earth and fruit wines. And reasonably priced!

Dec 24th, 2016
Ben Bronstein

Dark slightly bitter interesting red. Lighter but tannic

Dark slightly bitter interesting red. Lighter but tannic

Apr 16th, 2016
Eric Pelofsky

Had it at bireenia red bank

Had it at bireenia red bank

Jan 10th, 2016