Il Palagio Casino delle Vie TGT 2013
13th March 2018
"Musician Sting is the passion and pursestrings behind Il Palagio, a certified organic estate in Tuscany. The attention to detail, lower yields, dedicated winemaking and general ‘money no object’ sort of ideal has made this a serious wine producer in its own right, far and away from your Shane Warne wine label endeavours. This is made from traditional varieties sangiovese, colorino, canaiolo (et al) and is fermented in stainless steel before being transferred to old oak barrels for its life before bottling. Some oomph and generosity here, but acidity and tannin structure work a treat to set boundaries. It shows perfume of red cherries, pomegranate, white pepper, clove, rose petal and fennel. The palate suggests a similar set of characters, additionally some coffee ground notes and beef stock savouriness in the mix, though flavours are set within medium weight with concentrated fruit character. The wine offers a sheath of firm tannins rubbing the gums and generally drawing the wine long. Though there is density of flavour here the overall sense is of a wine of some elegance."
Rated: 93 Points
Source: Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au