37% Tannat, 33% Petit Verdot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2017 is a wonderful reflection of a great vintage. It is a richly complex wine with many layers. There is a balance between the dark fruits of figs and dates along with the red fruits of raspberry and dark cherry. There are additionally some nice hints of blueberry, rhubarb and cassis. Next to the fruit aspect is an old world earthy character along with some cocoa, black olive and black pepper. The tannins are gripping but approachable and the oak is wonderfully partnered with all the nuances. I find this to be an exceptionally well-balanced wine that will age magnificently over the next decade or more.
The boldest representation of each vintage year.
Created in the Virginia style, Adagio showcases the charm and elegance of the Old World in perfect harmony with the adventurous spirit and freedom of the New. It’s the melody that drives the Wessex Hundred experience.
“Of particular interest down south is Williamsburg’s Adagio…Adagio is one of the Big Boys and it shows beautifully.”
-Mark Squires, renowned wine critic for the Wine Advocate
A History of Excellence
2010 Adagio: 94 points, Gold – BTI World Wine Championships
2010 Adagio: Gold, Governor’s Cup Winner – Virginia Governor’s Cup
2010 Adagio: 90 points – JamesSuckling.com
2010 Adagio: 91 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Adagio: 92 points, GOLD – BTI World Wine Championships
2013 Adagio: 91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2013 Adagio: GOLD – Grand Harvest Awards
2014 Adagio: 89 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2015 Adagio: 90 points – Wine Enthusiast
2015 Adagio: 91 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2017 Adagio: 90 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
2017 Adagio: 92 points – Wine Enthusiast
The Story of Adagio
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