According to the Wine Enthusiast: This is a lovely wine (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and other grapes) that shows very attractive softness in the mouth backed by a velvety texture and fine tannins. Black fruit, tobacco, spice and leather accent the bouquet: Pair it with black truffle Cornish hen.
According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Il Bruciato offers up vibrant red cherries, flowers and minerals in a relatively fresh, forward style for Bolgheri. Some of the mid-palate density of the finest vintages is missing, but the 2008 compensates for that with its terrific sense of balance and poise. This is a delicious entry-level wine from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. continue to be amazed at the high average quality Antinori achieves across a production that exceeds a whopping 20 million bottles per year. This is a fabulous set of new releases. Long-time Oenologist Renzo Cotarella could certainly have rested on his laurels; after all he is already one of Italy’s most celebrated winemakers. Instead, Cotarella continues to improve quality in a meaningful way.