2016 Montevetrano Colli Di SalernoBlend from Italy
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"Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that dates to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend o...
- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Stunningly fresh nose of blackcurrants, blackberries and elderberries with myriad spice and herbal nuances. Breathtakingly fine tannins and great freshness packed into a sleek frame, the wine gliding over the palate gracefully as it heads out towards eternity. Delicious now, but with enormous aging potential.
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Montevetrano hits it out of the ballpark with beautiful intensity and lush richness that feels seamless and balanced. This is a celebrated blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Aglianico and 20% Merlot that delivers impressive characteristics that can be traced to each one of those grapes. You get the structure and the cherry-infused softness of the two French grapes with the dark fruit and the flinty crushed stone and spice of the native Aglianico grape. The vines are 20 years old on average and are planted in rich soils with plenty of rocky material. This wine is submitted to a careful 14 months in French barrique.
"Montevetrano takes its name from a medieval castle that dates to Roman times. A former property of the French Bourbons, the estate itself was the inspiration for this blend of French varietals with the Campanian king of red grapes - Aglianico. Pleasing scores of wine lovers around the world with its distinctive character and rich spectrum of flavors, Montevetrano is one of the most sought-after wines from Italy." -Winery
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico, Merlot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black fruit, earth, heavy tannin, dark chocolate, plum, black cherry, smoke, toast and tar|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, chocolate, plum, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather|