2013 San Leonardo

- 1.5L
96
RP
Availability: In Stock
$159.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
85973-1.5-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The flagship wine from this celebrated Trentino estate was not produced in 2012. We do have the stunning 2013 San Leonardo on the market now. This vintage is large in scale and has immediate intensity, and I am somewhat surprised by the volume and seamless bouquet that appears this early in the game. This vintage shows balanced ripeness with plummy fruit aromas that are carefully contrasted against spice, leather and fine tobacco. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot, and San Leonardo is always aged in barrique for four years (of which only 25% of the barrels are new). This is a bottle to keep long (extra long) in your cellar.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96 RP
A welcome balance of warmth and rainfall led to an easy harvest. The nose shows its youth, being surprisingly delicate and reticent, with restraint, poise, and elegance. There's a good attack, great concentration, firm but ripe tannins, as well as ample flesh and structure. Good underlying acidity gives piquancy to the wine, which remains assertive and clearly needs more time. Good length. Drinking Window 2020 - 2035

Decanter | 93 DEC
Juniper and sage notes are an aromatic entry point to this polished, medium- to full-bodied red, which effortlessly folds sculpted tannins with flavors of currant, smoky espresso, iron and spice box. Fresh and focused without being overbearing or weighty. The lightly chewy finish echoes the mineral, herb and spice accents. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. 5,250 cases made, 900 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS
You could easily mistake this for a Médoc red from a cool vintage, thanks to the hint of bell pepper, the sleek body, dry tannins and crisp finish. A bit challenging at the moment, but should blossom with several more years of bottle age, just as cool-vintage Médoc reds often do. Drink in 2019.

James Suckling | 92 JS

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2013
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer S.Leonardo
Rating 96 RP
Region Trentino: The tall, steep Dolomites in the far north of Italy with their towering peaks and nearly vertical sides provide a unique cozy shelter to the long valleys situated in their foothills. There, blessed by constant warm breeze and protected from any harm lies Trentino, home to a thousands of years-long winemaking tradition. The forty-degrees warm summers in this province may surprise first-time visitors, given the dramatic terrain of the location, but you could tell that Trentino lies within a sweet spot by their legendary wines alone, without ever having been there in person to see this place in its full glory. This is further confirmed by their expertise and skill in producing a variety of excellent wines, able to enchant a diverse audience of connoisseurs. Trentino's vast pedigree has been traditionally most notable for its honey-perfumed, sparkling, Chardonnay-based wines and the classic style of their production. Besides the overachieving whites, Trentino offers a wonderful selection of red wines, made from indigenous Teroldego and Marzemino grapes, as well as some of the most renowned Bordeaux blends in Italy. Rich granite, earthy hues and unbelievably melty tannins are typical for this region. The options are many to choose from, though there's no need to limit oneself to sampling just one type of wine from this region.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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