2017 Cardinale, 3x750ml
Availability: 1-2 weeks
Case size: 3 / Bottle size: 750ml
Critics Score: 97
Publication: Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Drinking Dates: 2022-2042
A resounding success for the year, the 2017 Cardinale is truly impressive. It is also one of the most refined young wines I have tasted here. In most vintages, Cardinale is predominantly made from mountain sites, but the 2017 is roughly equal parts mountain and valley floor fruit. Inky blue/purplish fruit, white flowers, lavender and mint all build in the glass. Lifted and beautifully perfumed, the 2017 is exceptionally polished.