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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



The 2005 Lupicaia reveals notable purity in its dark fruit, herbs, minerals and spices. The wine remains light on its feet and supremely elegant. Ideally the 2005 Lupicaia should be cellared for a few years to allow for its full range of aromas and flavors to develop. Still, it is a graceful, elegant effort in every way. Lupicaia is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot that spent 16-18 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. ||Castello del Terriccio is a large, sprawling estate located in the north of Maremma. These hillside vineyards overlook the ocean, which contributes to the unique microclimate at the property. A recent vertical of the estate’s flagship Lupicaia going back to 1993 found the wines in great shape, with tons of freshness as well as notable complexity and nuance. That tasting will be posted on in the near future. The winemaking team, led by consulting oenologist Carlo Ferrini has done a fabulous job with these 2005s. The vintage wasn’t an easy one, as rainfall was greater than normal and temperatures were on the cool side. Still, all of these wines show exceptional balance. Over the years the use of new oak in the top wines has come down, and what had begun to emerge is a wonderful clarity of the fruit that is grown on this remarkable property. The entry-level Tassinaia can be considered the second wine of Lupicaia. Wine Advocate.August, 2009


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