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Gabbiano Solatio 2012 Wine Review

Gabbiano Solatio 2012

Gabbiano Solatio 2012

Tuscany, Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2015-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Castello di Gabbiano

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A full-bodied, smooth and generous Tuscan red wine with aromas of dark fruit, smoke and toasty oak. Great price for this quality. Pair with hearty meat dishes.

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This Gabbiano Solatio 2012 was reviewed on March 5, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A very appetizing and flavourful blend of 50% Syrah, 45% Cab Sauv and 5% Sangiovese, made with short oak contact. That little 5% Sangiovese adds freshness to the flavour profile. The refreshing, fruity nose reflects cherries, dark berries and a touch of pepper. The palate wakes up the taste buds with lots of dark berry fruit, pepper, a hint of oak and a soft mouthfeel with good acidity, all combining to make this wine work very well as a red aperitif.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A very bright blend that highlights the fruits of cassis, blackberry, cherry and raspberry. It is balanced with some savoury notes, mild tannins and medium acidity. All together an interesting Tuscan or even new world style wine from grapes sourced from the coast and not from the Gabbiano vineyard near Florence, where they grow better. For this price, it is hard to beat.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, the nose showing dark cherry and berry with baking spice and some dried herb. Medium bodied, fruity and savory with dried cherry, berry, dried herb and mineral. Fine tannins and balancing acidity witha medium finish.
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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This is an appetizing and bright "Baby Super Tuscan" at a great price point. Wine is a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. Aromas are a nice balance of dried cherry, dried herbs and some spice. Medium bodied, palate has notes of ripe berry, spice (pepper and dried herbs) and subtle oak. Tannins are soft. Overall quite nicely balanced. Drinks well on its own, but would be nice with a range of rustic dishes.
Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This wine is a nice mix of ripe dark fruit (blackberry, plum, cherry), savoury notes (olive, sage), and just the right amount of oak (cocoa, vanilla). Smooth and medium-full on the palate, with enough acidity and a light white pepper note keeping things fresh. 50/45/5 blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, and sangiovese respectively. Well-priced and appealing.

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