Argiano - Solengo 2004
Argiano - Solengo 2004 (91 TSW)
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sangiovese.
At the top of a beautiful hill to the southwest of Montalcino is the historic site where the wise men searched for Ara Jani, the legendary altar of the Roman god Janus.
The stately Villa di Argiano was built in the Renaissance by the noble Pecci family from Siena. The estate changed noble owner several times before Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano acquired it in 1992.
The authentic cellars are still in use and contain a real vinotheque of old Brunello's. Just outside the old domain, surrounded by 48 hectares of vineyards, are the more modern bottling and storage installations. In addition to traditional wines such as the Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino, sangiovese shows itself from a completely different side in the quirky and contemporary "Suolo". Cabernet sauvignon, syrah and merlot meet in equal parts in "Solengo", a modern and concentrated wood-aged IGT.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of dark forest fruit, black plums and black currant with hints of leather, tobacco and spices.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium acidity and tannins. Still full of life with nice balance and round mouthfeel. Nice long finish. 5 more bottles to go bought at an auction. Still have the time.