Thick and richly endowed, the 2016 Tenuta di Biserno Il (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon) is a full-bodied Tuscan blend with dark fruit, spice, tobacco, tar, and licorice, all delivered with seamless execution and care.
Cabernet Franc dominates this blend (52%), with a high percentage of Merlot (30%) confirming the Left-bank style of this wine from Bibbona, on the northern side of Bolgheri. 2016 was one of the best vintages of the past 10 years.
The restrained cassis aroma is supported by eucalyptus leaf and Mediterranean herbs such as helichrysum, with the balsamic depth of cedarwood. Lively yet silky on the palate, it has a natural refreshing acidity. Elegant, flawless, and intensely Mediterranean.
Aromas of crushed raspberries, earth, white pepper, and lemon rind follow through to a medium body, light tannins, and a clean finish. Fine and clean. Needs a year or two to soften.
This red is complex and balanced, showing herbal and olive aromas and flavors, along with black currant, iron, and tobacco notes. Firm tannins mark the finish as this persists, revealing fruit and savory herb details. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2026. 5,833 cases made, 500 cases imported.