Wine Comparing – Super Tuscan vs Bordeaux Blend vs Bordeaux Blend

Updated on June 6th, 2021


Italian wine industry attempts to copy the Bordeaux wine with their own version of Bordeaux called Super Tuscan. The same grape combination is used – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. How the Bordeaux Blend of Italian compare with the actually French Bordeaux?

Wine List

  • Château LABADIE 2005, Médoc, Cru Bourgeois. 32.99 CAD
  • Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana IGT 2008, Tuscany is a Bordeaux, Italy Blend, 25.99 CAD.
  • Château LAFON-ROCHET 2005, Saint-Estèphe

  • Château LAFON-ROCHET 2005, Saint-Estèphe

    Smell Black Currant, Toast, Vanilla, Cedar, Black Cherry, Chocolate and Herb, very high tannin but sleek. The fruity start to fade but I can smell the fruity, very pleasant vanilla wood, cedar and chocolate. The wine is at the peak should drink now.

  • Château LABADIE 2005, Médoc

    Barnyard aroma, Black Currant, Mushroom, and Cedar.High tannins and tannin is also hard, high acidity.Wine is a bit hard, but considering that this wine is for 2005, then it may not be a good choice, it is estimated that food should still be good.

  • Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana IGT 2008, Tuscany

    Red Fruit aroma, Bright red cherry.High in tannins, but the tannins are sleek, high in acidity, the finish can.

Conclusion

My favorite is LAFON-ROCHET, Il Fauno and LABADIE are neck to neck, Il Fauno is brighter and LABADIE shows it age.

To be fair, Il Fauno is more simluar style than those conterparts in the Bordeax right bank. it is  62% of  Merlot, 23% Cabernet, 8% Cab Franc, 6% Sangiovese and 1% Petit Verdot. Also 2005 is a great vintage of Bordeaux in 2005.