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2015 Bocelli Tenor Red Toscana IGT

2015 Bocelli Tenor Red Toscana IGT

These Super Tuscans that Costco carries are almost always good buys and that’s why I dropped this $12.99 bottle in the cart. It turned out to be exactly what I expected, maybe even a step up from expectations, as it’s a perfect, every day red to have on hand for almost any cuisine, any time of the week, to drink with pretty much anybody.

In this price range, I prefer this style over wines such as the Napa County Kirkland Cabernet that we just reviewed for the same price, but much of that can be personal preferences in old world vs new world.

I find the European wines from Italy, Spain and France to generally be more interesting and more complex than their US counterparts when you’re searching for wines under $15.  This bottle is a case in point.

The wine is comprised of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Sangiovese, and 33% Merlot, a pretty standard Super Tuscan mix. Dusty, earthy, dried fruit on the nose, dark fruit flavor in the mouth, with plum, blackberry, cherry cola, a touch of leather and oak towards the finish.

A rather elegant wine for the money actually, and one that developed quite nicely with a little air.  I’m going to add to our recommended wine list. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1127289

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA