2017 Felsina Berardenga Maestro Raro Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)

2017 Felsina Berardenga Maestro Raro Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)

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Deep red with shades of purple and violet. Aromas of berries, tobacco, leather and black tea, without any particular herbal or grassy notes. Consistent, warm and harmonious on the palate. Good elegance and persistence with ample finish.


The Fèlsina 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Maestro Raro is a spicy, generous and intense expression of this beautiful French grape with a wild Tuscan spirit. You can't escape those notes of sage and Mediterranean herb, with Morello cherry, wild plum and blackberry that give this wine a deep sense of territorial identity that transcends its varietal character. I notice that plumpness and softness of the fruit, the succulence too, that is tied to the hot growing conditions of the vintage. The wine is open-knit and ready, and I recommend a shorter drinking window as a result (compared to previous vintages).

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 pts. 

A broad-shouldered style, matching blackberry, plum and graphite flavors to a solid structure. This is fresh and pretty well-balanced, with gravelly tannins shoring up the finish. Best from 2022 through 2038.

- Wine Spectator, 93 pts. 

The 2017 Maestro Raro is a powerful, brooding wine. My impression is that as time goes by, the Maestro Raro, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, becomes more and more a wine of the estate than a wine of variety, there is plenty of volume and depth in the dark fruit, but Maestro Raro is deeply marked by the wild, animal undertones that run through all of these wines. I would prefer to drink it over the next handful of years. Drinking window: 2022 - 2029

- Vinous, 93 pts. 

Type: Wine
Tags: 750ml, Cabernet Sauvignon, GMC, Italy, Rated, Red, Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Wine,

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