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.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Collazzi is a dark and impenetrable red wine that sits heavily in the glass, emitting pulses of power, brawn and unmistakable determination. The bouquet is compact and thickly layered with smoke, tobacco, black fruit, prune, blackberry preserves and campfire ash. You get it all with this opulent barrique-aged Tuscan blend. The finish is enriched, extracted and smooth. Those firm tannins are neatly folded in at the back of this bold Tuscan red.
The aromas of tar, blackberries, blackcurrants and licorice are impressive. Full-bodied, layered and juicy with lots of fruit and ripe tannins. A long and flavorful finish. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Give it time to mellow. Better in 2020.