3 Day Wine Review Top under $30 Wine of the Year

I just stopped into Haskell’s at Bloomington and score!!! I was just going to pick up some Mumm Brut Prestige for my wife when Julie was saying how much she liked the 2015 Il Fauno wine. I was shocked at the price and they have cases of it for $21.99. I am sure all the other stores probably have it so call ahead to make sure.

Say hi to Julie and John working today and tell them John Glas sent you!

Here are my notes on it.

  • 2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (11/22/2019)
    Day 1: Possible wine of the year for 3 Day Wine Review. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Certainly QPR of the Year candidate. $21.99 at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits. Iron, wood, cherry, blueberries, minerals, floral and coffee beans. Medium plus finish and good acidity. BALANCE!!! Wonderful wine with some aging potential. 93 points
    Day 2: Nose is more intense featuring floral, blueberries, coffee beans, spice and wood. The palate is amazing featuring blueberries, cherry, spice, wood, dust, iron and coffee. Medium to long finish. What a great wine and first sampled this at the Hennepin Lake Charity Tasting. 94 points (94 points)
  • 2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (10/16/2019)
    Day 1: $32 at Hennepin Lake with tax. Hello! Great at the tasting but wow on the nose. Blue currants, minerals, subtle oak, graphite, cherry and exotic spices. This wine is BALANCED. Medium plus finish and super complex. This is not only the value wine of the year but candidate for wine of the year. Beautiful!!! 93+
    59% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot.
    Day 2: Pencil lead, blue currants, minerals, mild oak, spice and floral notes. Medium plus finish. Not a power house wine but super complex. This is a tremendous value. 92 points (93 points)
  • 2015 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno Di Arcanum Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (10/10/2019)
    2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event (Minneapolis, MN): 59% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. This was a softer style but flavorful featuring dust, cassis, blueberries and minerals. Medium finish and good acidity. Drink alone or with food. Excellent value. Bought a bottle and wow this is good!!! (92 points)
  • Your welcome!!!

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