Carmenère Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
- Tasting Notes
- Pairs With
- ColorPronounced ruby red colour with violet highlights
- NoseIt has remarkable aromaticintensity, with fragrances encompassing green peppers and wild berries.
- FlavorThe palateis full and warm, slightly herbaceous when young, becoming more rounded with age;it has an exceptionally prolonged aromatic persistence. A wine of quite extraordinarycharacter and longevity.
Trentino At a Glance
Region Name Trentino
In the northernmost reaches of Italy, close to the Austrian border, the dramatic landscape is a fitting backdrop to one of the world’s most important wine-producing areas.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2016||Vinous Media||93||Jun 2022||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2016||James Suckling||93||Apr 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2016||Wine Spectator||91||Jul 2022||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||James Suckling||97||Aug 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||Vinous Media||94||Nov 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2010||Vinous Media||94||Jun 2022||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2007||Vinous Media||95||Jun 2022||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
- Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media From the moment I tilt the glass, the 2016 Carmenere makes itself known with an intensely spicy and pungently floral bouquet that mixes crushed stone and smoke with dried flowers, white pepper and red currant. It’s undeniably silky and refined, yet medium in body, as tart wild berries mix with savory spices and hints of sour citrus, all enlivened by juicy acidity. While long and saturating with primary concentration, the 2016 comes across as only lightly structured yet harmonious, with a subtle coating of sweet tannin and sour citrus that lingers, along with hints of tart raspberry and minerals. There's an open-knit feel to this today, but it also has the balance for a long evolution. Very nice. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 93 Vintage 2016 James Suckling An exciting, energetic wine that finally gives the carmenere grape (from Bordeaux) a positive profile in Northeastern Italy, where it arrived in the late 19th century. Complex mushroom, soy-sauce and spicy character. The racy tannins and acidity are married to the juicy and vibrant palate, which breaks the mold for this region decisively! Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 91 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator Ripe black currant, green olive, tobacco and milled white pepper notes are layered with light, taut tannins in this creamy, medium-bodied red. Expressive finish. Drink now through 2027. 500 cases made, 40 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 97 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Fabulous carmenere with black licorice, blackberry and tar character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and bright acidity. Soft, yet lively. Hints of black pepper and spices. So long and flavorful. Superb wine. 6,250 bottles made. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media Savory, sweet, spicy and fresh, the 2015 Carmenère di San Leonardo is pulling me closer and closer to the glass with its seductive bouquet, mixing depths of cherry and young strawberry with cracked black pepper, rosemary and sage, as white smoke combines with the slightest hint of brown sugar to set off all of the pleasure sensors in the brain. This is elegant and refined, showing silky textures playing host to tart red and a hint of black fruit, with noble tannins, as inner florals and savory herbs resonate for up to a minute, leaving just a hint of blackberry in their wake. This is a selection from San Leonardo’s oldest vines of Carmenère, and it’s a stunner! Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 94 Vintage 2010 Vinous Media The 2010 Carmenère di San Leonardo is dark and spicy, with a rich bouquet of black raspberries, curry, and cracked black pepper complemented by sweet clove and tobacco. It’s silky and elegant, with a cool-toned personality and bright acids that enliven its tart wild berry fruits and inner florals. This leaves the palate classically dry, receding lightly structured, perfumed and with a tart trace of exotic spice and citrus. A gorgeous evolution has taken place here. This was tasted at the estate from magnum. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 95 Vintage 2007 Vinous Media The 2007 Carmenère di San Leonardo pulls you down to the earth and does so with style, as sweet tobacco leaf, brown spice and balsamic tones give way to black currants and hints of custard. It’s silky yet focused with cool-toned red fruits, rosy inner florals and hints of white pepper, all motivated by stimulating acidity. This leaves the palate with a bump of spicy citrus and residual acids that maintain unexpected freshness. What a beautiful expression of variety and place. The 2007 is in a perfect spot today. Only 1700 Magnums were bottled of this vintage, no 750s, making this a must for collectors of San Leonardo. Stunning. Shelf Talker Full Page Review