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San Leonardo 2010

San Leonardo 2010

Type Red
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère
Country/Region Italy, Trentino
Vintage 2010
Product number: 275359
£78.00
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"The 2010 San Leonardo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot) is a seamless
and polished wine that shows the best of this estate and this vintage. This is a
profound and lasting wine with a bouquet that opens to dark fruit tones backed
by spice, leather, tobacco and polished river stone. It tastes very young now
but offers good material (in terms of richness, acidity and structure) to
promise a steady aging evolution ahead. This edition of San Leonardo is gorgeous
with a capital G." 95/100 Wine Advocate (May-2016) “…one of the great wines of
Italy… Sassicaia and San Leonardo seem like brothers separated in childhood.”
Wine Advocate, December 2014 “Surely the most successful Bordeaux blend of
Northern Italy” Jancis Robinson, August 2012 The wines are more akin to Bordeaux
than Bolgheri with their balance and purity and (says leading Italian critic
Nicolas Belfrage) ‘can have an elegance-cum-depth capable of taking on the best
clarets of the world‘. San Leonardo’s owner Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga, a
rare example (at the time) of a professionally-trained aristocrat-oenologist,
spent time at Tenuta San Guido back in the 1960s and subsequently employed the
same legendary consultant, Giacomo Tachis, as Sassicaia for a time. San
Leonardo’s outstanding Bordeaux blend has received ‘Tre Bicchiere’ from Gambero
Rosso for an extraordinary thirteen vintages consecutively and was also numbered
among the Guide’s ‘Fifty Wines which changed Italy’. After great write-ups from
Jancis and last year Will Lyons from the Wall Street Journal (whom we introduced
to the estate), the Wine Advocate finally got on board in December with Monica
Larmer giving recent vintages of San Leonardo 94-97 point scores. The vintage
received 95 points from James Suckling.

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