San Leonardo

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SKU
SLEO-SANL-2008
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
SLEO-SANL-2008-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£87.00
SLEO-SANL-2008-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£522.00
“…one of the great wines of Italy… Sassicaia and San Leonardo seem like brothers separated in childhood.” Wine Advocate, December 2014

  •   Trentino, Italy
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot
  •   2008
“…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 fourteen vintages consecutively and was also numbered among the Guide’s ‘Fifty Wines which changed Italy’. Latterly the critics have got on board with great write-ups from Jancis Robinson, The Wall Street Journal (to whom we introduced the estate) and the Wine Advocate giving recent vintages of San Leonardo 94-97 point scores.

"To be released in 2015, the 2008 San Leonardo is a wine in its infancy. The nose is immediately redolent of dark cherry, blackberry, leather, tobacco, mint and eucalyptus leaf. You will also appreciate the floral tones of pressed rose and almond blossom that lift from the glass. The harvest schedule played out on time with Carmenère coming in at the end of September and Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon towards the beginning of October. The 2008 vintage is especially marked by a duality of floral and menthol notes that rise from the glass with brilliant intensity. The 2008 vintage needs ten year or more to find its proper footing." 92/100, Monica Larner, Wine Adocate

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2008
  Country Italy
  Region Trentino
  Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck, Indulgence - Truffles, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon, Red Meat - Braised Aardvark

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