Fattoria Petrolo Boggina 2006
Wine SpectatorBeautiful aromas of sweet berries, tea and mineral follow through to a full body, with superrefined tannins and a long, long finish. This is dense yet balanced, with elegance and beauty. A new, tiny production Sangiovese from this producer. Made from old vines. Best after 2011. 20 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThis year proprietor Luca Sanjust has a new wine, which is essentially his finest barrel of Sangiovese fruit from the old-vine Boggina vineyard that supplies much of the Sangiovese that goes into the entry-level Torrione. The 2006 Boggina (100% Sangiovese) is sweet and layered in its expression of super-ripe red fruits, spices, flowers and sweet toasted oak, all of which come together with notable style. The wine possesses terrific overall harmony, with a long, vibrant finish. Today the Boggina comes across as quite youthful, but it should develop into a gem once the tannins soften a little. Sadly there are a mere 250 bottles of this wine, but the 2006 has convinced Sanjust to slightly increase production. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.