Cauro Calabria IGT

Cauro Calabria IGT

Red Wine50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Gaglioppo, 20% Magliocco
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (Hard)
  • ColorRuby red
  • NoseIntense and complex bouquet on the nose with aromas of dried fruit and flowers, cloves, spices, tobacco and mocha 
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • FlavorElegant, full-flavored sip, with a good body, smooth polished tannins and a long finish

Calabria At a Glance

Region Name Calabria

Calabria is a non-industrial rural mountainous region. Its economy is dependent on cereals, citrus, and particularly olives, with a per-capita income less than half the national average. Called Enotria by the Greeks in pre-Roma times for its illustrious vinous past, today viticulture and winemaking are far from the vital industries they once were and account for a tiny proportion of land use.


Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2017 Vinous Media 89 Jul 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 88 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 90 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media The 2017 Cauro opens slowly to a display of red currants and flowers, complemented by smoky crushed stone and hints of animal musk. Its silky textures usher in ripe wild berries and sweet spice, and juicy acidity and minerals add energetic tension toward the close. A persistent mix of salted licorice, white pepper and cigar ash resonates through the austere finale. The Cauro is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Gaglioppo and 20% Magliocco. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Gaglioppo and Magliocco is bright and fruity, displaying ripe red cherry and plum alongside a lifted blood orange accent. The fleshy palate brings straightforward juicy berry tones against a delicate tannic backdrop. A bit of tar creeps in on the finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast This blend of Gaglioppo and Cabernet Sauvignon is herbal-driven on the nose, displaying heady doses of thyme, rosemary and pink peppercorn. Ripe plum and tart blackberry flavors remain at the core, with polished tannins lending support and a savory game note marking the close. Shelf Talker Full Page Review