Average Rating 91
Avignonesi & Capannelle 50&50 Toscana IGT 2016
Critics, industry people, and wine-lovers agree that 2016 gave Tuscan wine fans a glorious vintage, and the 2016 50&50 is drop-dead gorgeous. Fistfuls of rich black cherries and bright cassis wrap in a savory blanket of saddle leather, balsamic herbs, warm loam, smoky wood, and peppery spices. Ultra-silky tannins complement the wine’s driving, vibrant acidity; terrific complexity loads the mid-palate; and the finish lingers wonderfully! Half Sangiovese and Half Merlot that’s aged in barrique, 50&50 is a collaboration between two winemakers, Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capanelle in Gaiole — this is one of the last great cult Super Tuscans!