San Leonardo

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SLEO-SANL-2005
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Product Name Qty
SLEO-SANL-2005-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£563.40
3-4 weeks
"The Sassicaia of the North"
  •   Trentino, Italy
  •   Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot
  •   2005

“…one of the great wines of Italy… Sassicaia and San Leonardo seem like brothers separated in childhood.” 
Wine Advocate, December 2014

“Surely the most successful Bordeaux blend of Northern Italy”
Jancis Robinson, August 2012

The wines are more akin to Bordeaux than Bolgheri with their balance and purity and (says leading Italian critic Nicolas Belfrage) ‘can have an elegance-cum-depth capable of taking on the best clarets of the world‘. San Leonardo’s owner Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga, a rare example (at the time) of a professionally-trained aristocrat-oenologist, spent time at Tenuta San Guido back in the 1960s and subsequently employed the same legendary consultant, Giacomo Tachis, as Sassicaia for a time.

San Leonardo’s outstanding Bordeaux blend has received ‘Tre Bicchiere’ from Gambero Rosso for an extraordinary thirteen vintages consecutively and was also numbered among the Guide’s ‘Fifty Wines which changed Italy’.  "One of my personal favourite Italian wines, unquestionably the top winery in the region and renowned as one of the most consistent – stylistically and qualitatively – in the whole of Italy, YET its wines remain extremely well-priced by comparison to more widely publicised names." Tom Harrow, Honest Grapes Wine Director

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2005
  Country Italy
  Region Trentino
  Grape Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Red Meat - Braised Aardvark, Red Meat - Cassoulet
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