Castello di Gabbiano Cavaliere d'Oro Alleanza 2016
|Brand||Castello di Gabbiano|
The Alleanza has notes of black pepper, cloves and ripe fruit on nose. On the palate, ripe fruit notes are accented by some delicate savory characteristics, luscious tannins and well-integrated toasty oak notes.
The 2016 Alleanza Cavaliere d'Oro is Gabbiano's Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Dark fruit, mocha, chocolate and licorice are front and center, but ultimately it is the wine's abrupt finish that is most disconcerting. Wines like this can be quite successful in Chianti Classico. The Alleanza feels like it was pushed too hard.