2013 Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna
Cépage: Merlot; Cabernet Franc; Cabernet Sauvignon; Petit Verdot
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 95 (RP); 94 (JS)
" The 2013 Valadorna is yet another home run in this blockbuster collection of new releases from Tenuta di Arceno in the southern part of Chianti Classico (Castelnuovo Berardegna). This is a firm and tightly knit expression that is packed tight with black fruit, tobacco, tar and dark chocolate. The wine shows enormous aromatic intensity, but then it slims down just a touch in the mouth to offer an elegantly tapered finish."
Monica Larner (RP) - 10/18