97 Pts JS
Solaia 2017 offers an intense, deep ruby red color. Its nose is impressive with intense notes of dark, ripe fruit with scents of blackberries, black currants with balsamic hints of fresh mint and myrtle. Its bouquet is completed by refined spicy aromas of white pepper, toasted cinnamon and cocoa powder. Its palate is rich and mouth-filling; soft, velvety, vibrant tannins impart a lengthy finish and persistent aftertaste where toasty notes reappear and accent the finish. James Suckling : 97/100
The 2017 vintage will be remembered for its unusual weather conditions, marked by lower yields and relatively dry climate trends.
In vintages as peculiar as this one, experience and a thorough understanding of the vineyard play an even more important role.
If the 2016 vintage is timid and introverted, Solaia 2017 expresses right away its outgoing personality.
Rich, intense and mouth-filling it preserves the elegance and balance that have always defined Solaia’s unique style.
James Suckling : 97/100