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Indaco Tenuta Sette Cieli 2018

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cabernet-sauvignon, malbec, merlot

Tasting Notes

An outstanding blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Malbec. It's deep and lovely and concentrated, and so together, nice tight knit but open expression, with fine, structured but polished tannins. Brilliant with steak/roast beef.  You could really just enjoy it slowly in a big glass with some cheese. "The 2018 Indaco is classy and polished to the core. Silky and beautiful and persistent, the 2018 impresses with its energy and overall poise. Mocha, espresso and blackberry jam, licorice and lavender come together nicely in this understated offering from Sette Cieli. 93 points" Vinous, Antonio Galloni

More Info

Sette Cieli arrived on the Tuscan scene a few years after the boundary lines of the Bolgheri appellation had been drawn. At the time the boundary was set, no one thought someone would plant above the woods on the next hillside over from Sassicaia, but actually above Gaja's Bolgheri property, Ca' Marcanda. But they did. Originally intended as a place to breed horses and a family retreat. Wine-loving friends came to visit and pointed out Sassicaia’s original vineyard, under the castle, that you see when you look over your right shoulder, and then a bit to the left of that, the Masseto vineyard. So they started to plant vines in 2000, and since 2012, the young Ambrogio Cremona Ratti who inherited the domain has been at the helm. He brought in winemaker Elena Pozzolini who came back to the area after several years of international experience in Argentina and California, and they share some of the viticultural team of Ornellaia. As Matthew Jukes says "this estate is a superstar in the making."



“The 2018 Indaco (a blend of equal parts Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) is soft and richly textured. This wine is all about mouthfeel, and there is plenty of dark fruit, spice and sweet tobacco. The tannins show a dusty quality, and the wine is long and polished. Production is 13,000 bottles. Fruit comes from a 10-hectare site that is very high in elevation (above 350 meters) with lots of rocks and stones. 93+ Tenuta Sette Cieli has been making a few very promising tweaks to its wine program. Their winemaker, Elena Pozzolini, is a rising superstar. Watch this space. This is the best set of wines I have so far tasted from this estate.”
Monica Larner,
“2018 Indaco, made from 33% Merlot, 33% Malbec, and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, is the most flattering and forward-drinking of recent vintages, and it is so downright classy and refined it defies belief. Stunningly complex and superbly accurate, you can buy between four and six bottles of this wine for one of the aforementioned famous name brands. I predicted superstar status would befall this fantastic estate, and my sure-fire bet has already come true. ”
Matthew Jukes,
“Much more savoury than Scipio. Cigar-box spices and herbs. A sense of blackcurrant threading in and through pressed damson skin. Ineffably elegant acidity and beautifully integrated, strong but fluid tannins. A spectrum of tobacco leaf, from green to gold to copper-rustling-dry. Stony dignity. Very impressive. (TC)”
Tamyln Currin - Jancis

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