Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2015
|Brand||Tenuta di Arceno|
It would be impossible to exaggerate the grandeur and majesty of the overachieving 2015 Arcanum. The blend is 74% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. This full-bodied wine is mostly defined by its texture that is exceedingly rich and smooth with significant infusions of blackberry, plum, spice, tobacco and cured leather. The wine achieves beautiful balance, yet it remains intense and powerful all the while.
This shows fine purity to its black cherry, black currant and iron flavors, despite its dense texture and massive tannins. There is freshness, balance and a chewy feel to the finish. Best from 2022 through 2033. 1,500 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. - BS
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this offers subtle aromas of green bell pepper, gooseberry and roasted coffee bean. The concentrated palate recalls blackberry jam, mocha and tobacco alongside close-grained tannins. Drink through 2026. KERIN O'KEEFE