51% Cabernet Franc, 32% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Arcanum is the pinnacle of the estates offerings. Based on Cabernet Franc, the true signature of the estate, this remarkable wine is built to age yet drinkable young, offering aromas of violets, roses and raspberries, with long and delicate spice notes; a wine that is seductive yet subtle. With superb exposure and sandy clay soils, each year these blocks shine to produce the finest expression of the variety, and the leading wine of the estate.
The 2007 was not rated, but was considered to be an even better growing year than 2008. Below is the 2008 rating for comparision purposes.
96 Points The Wine Advocate: The 2008 Arcanum is a monumental achievement and my favorite wine in an already impossibly impressive collection. The blend sees Cabernet Franc (77%), Merlot and a very small part of Cabernet Sauvignon. Like many Tuscany growers, Tenuta di Arceno is betting on Cabernet Franc’s performance in the warmer corners of Tuscany. The integration here is absolutely beautiful and the wine glides smoothly over the palate with the perfect balance of extraction, glycerin, residual sugar and acidity. The aromas span the spectrum, from bright cherry to dark chocolate. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030.