Villa Collazzi is one of the most impressive estates in all of Tuscany. This architectural landmark was originally designed by Michelangelo in 1560 for his friend, Agostino Dini. It offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside. I Collazzi is a property of the Marchi brothers, Carlo and Bona. During the last decade the Marchi brothers invested heavily in the development of Collazzi’s farming business, renewing the vineyards and restructuring the cellar, with the goal of producing excellent wines.
Lots of ripe fruit with coffee, light raisin and dark chocolate character. Full body, soft, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A high-extract, big wine with chewy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Better in 2016.
Concentrated yet fluid, exhibiting complex aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry, cedar, herb, tobacco and spice. Firm and balanced, this persists through the resonant finish, with a long, spice- and tobacco-tinged aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.–B.S.