Somm Journal 94 points
The vineyards for the Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Sangiovese (40%) and Merlot (20%) for Prelius are located on a hilltop along the shores of the coastal lake for which it is named. Aromas of leather, graphite and plum skins indicate its dark nature. Juicy, with firm tannins, violets and cinnamon spice offer a luxurious flavor profile and a distinct mouthfeel.”
- Meridith May, September 2019
Falstaff 92 points
Tiefes, sattes Rubinrot. Sehr satte und dunkelbeerige Nase, nach reifen Amarenakirschen und Brombeeren, hat was dezent animalisches, Käserinde, Leder. Am Gaumen feines und eng gewobenes Tannin, öffnet sich saftig und mit klarer Frucht, druckvoll und satt bis ins Finale, sollte man dekantieren.
Vinous 92 points
Galloni: The 2015 Prile is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. It is also one of the finer wines I have tasted from Volpaia's Prelius estate. Dark and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 opens up nicely with a bit of time in the glass, revealing hints of black cherry, chocolate, licorice and espresso. Drink it over the next decade.
guida essenziale ai vini d'italia 92 points
Rubino molto intenso. Profumi mediterranei, di resina poi di aarena e mirtillo, accenni boisè in sottofondo. Sapore pieno e possente, tannini fitti ma soffici, caldo, ricco e persistente
Menzione nell'rticolo: https://www.repubblica.it/dossier/sapori/guide-espresso/2020/02/16/news/con_primanteprima_al_via_la_settimana_delle_nuove_annate_toscane-248719498/?ref=search
Robert Parker - Wine advocate 89-91
Here's a new wine that will soon enter the market. Volpaia's 2015 Maremma Toscana Prelius Castelprile is a dark and softly layered Tuscan blend that offers the intense fruity richness you can expect of warm-climate growing conditions. The wine is composed of 40% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot aged in oak for 18 months. Fruit comes from a 12-hectare plot with sandy soils and some heavier clay mixed within. Dark cherry, blackberry and mild spice lift with intensity from the bouquet. I preview-tasted the wine from a label-less bottle because the wine's definitive name has not yet been confirmed
Suckling 91 points
With its full, oaky nose and essence-like, sweet fruit, this warm and generous red has plenty of healthy tannins but finishes slightly sweet. With slightly less ripeness this would rate even higher. Drink now.
wine enthusiast 90 points
A blend of organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot, this offers dark berry, toasted oak and mocha aromas. The dense palate delivers blackberry jam, espresso and clove alongside firm tannins. Drink through 2024. KERIN O’KEEFE
Wine spectaor 89 points
Bright and intense, this red features blackberry, black currant, earth and mineral flavors. Dense, muscular tannins ply the lingering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2025. 735 cases made, 375 cases imported. — BS