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 Vintage2004 Label 1 of 50 
ProducerAzienda Agricola Montevertine (web)
VarietySangiovese Blend
AppellationToscana IGT

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2016 (based on 5 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 39 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by LambertsCellar on 10/12/2015 & rated 92 points: Ethereal Chianti. Beautiful, floral, cherry, earth. Ruby color. Medium/full bodied palate. Lovely wine, particularly for the cost. (452 views)
 Tasted by IJC on 8/27/2015: Still going quite strong, there remains a lot of life in this vintage.

Rated 1 on a scale of -1 to 3. (313 views)
 Tasted by _Xenon on 4/21/2015 & rated 93 points: Heavily perfumed and intoxicating nose! This wine got better and better over the years. Sadly this was my last bottle. And it was the best. Complex, integrated and perfectly fitting the Spaghetti Puttanesca I enjoyed at home while watching Bayern against Port CL game.

Considering the brown edges I don't this this wine will evolve further. Drink until 2016. (849 views)
 Tasted by jnewman77 on 4/2/2015: Delicious. Powerful nose of black cherry, anise, rose petal, freshly turned earth, and cool minerality. The palate is lovely, elegant, but still has some tannin that kicks in. The red berry, floral, and anise notes are in full effect. The finish is good. Certainly seems to have structure and flavor to continue to evolve for several years. Definitely good now, I suspect will be better in another 2-3 years. (818 views)
 Tasted by vespa110 on 1/7/2015 & rated 92 points: Buono, tannino si è smussato, profuma di toscana e di sangiovese, con lo spiedo è stato polverizzato. (1171 views)
 Tasted by jnewman77 on 11/15/2014: This is great wine. This vintage shows as there is plenty of tannin, some darker fruit, alongside red berry and lots of savory, meaty, smoky tones. There is also some forest floor and floral hints. This is the type of wine I could smell all night. The palate shows pretty robust tannins still, but they are integrating and with food and air meld well. The finish is a touch tannic currently. I think this has a good 6-10 years of continued development ahead. It drinks well now with aeration and food, but should continue to improve. (1066 views)
 Tasted by kevinacohn on 10/30/2014: The second bottle I've had in the last three months. Black cherry, brown sugar, violets, fresh turned earth, and tobacco on the nose—perfumed, rich, alluring. Sadly, the palate doesn't live up to the nose: thin on the tip of the tongue, with acid popping out on the middle, and not in the most pleasant way. Somewhat drying on the finish. Not in the same league as the last bottle, which was excellent in every way. Maybe not the best bottle, maybe on a downward slope. Rated 0 on a scale of -1 to 3. (1172 views)
 Tasted by Al Ehrhardt on 9/6/2014: Very similar to my last bottle a year and a half ago. In a sweet spot for drinking. Really enjoyed this. Awesome with grilled rack of lamb. (1011 views)
 Tasted by B & B on 6/24/2014 & rated 90 points: Best chianti ever (1276 views)
 Tasted by jnewman77 on 5/29/2014: This is absolutely fantastic. Much darker in color than the other Montevertine's I've tasted. The nose is almost reminiscent of a fine Gevrey burgundy with savory, meaty notes, underlying dark cherry, fresh turned earth, and some tobacco notes. Really actually hard to stop smelling. The palate is filled with dark cherry and other black fruit with plenty of tannin that is integrating well and is overall nicely balanced. More tannin in this than the other Montevertine's I've had, but integrating well. I think this has a couple of years of positive development still ahead and will drink well for another 5-7 years easily. Fantastic example of balanced Sangiovese. Can't recommend enough. (1050 views)
 Tasted by IJC on 1/18/2014: Opened and decanted an hour before drinking. Definitely within its drinking window, tannins well integrated with fruit, though later in the evening, it reminded me that it still had plenty of reserve, and might improve with additional cellaring.
Very fine.
Rated 1 on a scale of -1 to 3. (1476 views)
 Tasted by _Xenon on 7/25/2013 & rated 90 points: Floral nose, a hint of elegance, already red-brown colour. Quite a bit acidity. Medium to long body. (1749 views)
 Tasted by Haltermr on 7/7/2013 & rated 92 points: Stunning nose of pipe tobacco, unfinished leather, cocoa powder, sweet dark cherry, violet and some green herbal/spice notes. The entry is gorgeous, with velvety mid weight texture eventually giving way to a nice acid snap on the finish. Hardens with time in the glass. Tannins are refined, but still present, will try my next one in several years if I can keep my hands off of this. (1692 views)
 Tasted by vespa110 on 2/22/2013 & rated 90 points: Granato, naso maturo su note di fragola prugna, terra , violetta appassita, spezie dolci, bocca fresca, goduriosa anche se con quel leggero tannino che gli da grip in bevuta, finita la bottiglia in 2 in pochissimo....solito problema alcolico (1897 views)
 Tasted by Al Ehrhardt on 2/16/2013: A joy to drink. Cherries, spices, herbs, earth. Tannins are very well integrated, well balanced. Perfect weight. Double decanted about 90 minutes prior to serving. I have another bottle and will drink in the next year or two, I'm sure they will hold, but not sure how much more they will improve. Fabulous with red pepper, fennel, and spinach risotto. I need to buy Montevertine more frequently. (1810 views)
 Tasted by brooklynguy on 12/30/2012: A wall of tannins - way too young to drink in the sense that the wine is not harmonious and expressive yet. There are hints of its character in the dark plum and black cherry fruit, and it's certainly lovely, but even with a decant of over two hours, it's simply an exercise in drinking wine that's not meant to be drunk at this age. My bad. (2361 views)
 Tasted by yankswing on 10/6/2012 & rated 95 points: Really beautiful wine. Opened up nicely in the glass. Clear tones with rich mouthfeel. A bit rustic, but also very developed. Would recommend highly. Medium-to-full bodied. Moderate tannins. Long finish (1820 views)
 Tasted by BillyT on 3/13/2012 & rated 91 points: Previous notes apply (1847 views)
 Tasted by BillyT on 1/28/2012 & rated 90 points: Dinner at Fred's Bistro with Janie and Cliff. Big cherries, black cherries, dark fruit, chocolate and vanillin notes. Well integrated tannins. Typical for this wine and has become my favorite Italian producer with Pergole Torte being one of the best wines I've ever had. Not many second labels are as good as this montevertine. (1829 views)
 Tasted by Jack O'Brien on 12/21/2011 & rated 90 points: No notes taken - I do remember this being distinctively Tuscan with iron minerality and dried reds fruits. Very nice wine. (1886 views)
 Tasted by vespa110 on 3/2/2011 & rated 88 points: Rosso rubino con unghia granata limpido, il naso appena aperto era un pò puzzettoso di riduzione, il vino lo lascio li per mezza ora e poi a tavola....si ripulisce molto bene al naso e presenta sensazioni fruttate di fragola e ciligia mature, una violetta appassita molto bella, poi si spinge su note terra bagnata e chiude con un allungo speziato di alloro molto presente.IN boccaè è ancora parecchio cazzuto con dei tannini ancora belli presenti e affilati, l'acidità rinfresca il palato e dona slancio, consistente e con chiusura frutta+alloro.
Ancora giovane ma di carattere. (2360 views)
 Tasted by mike10474 on 2/5/2011: Decanted for 3 hours. Paired well with medium rare steak. Nose had a lot of cherries, and floral notes. Medium body/ high acidity. Have 1 more bottle and will hold out till end of the year. But it's drinking nicely now. The finish lingers on and on. Simply delicious! Now, I need to stock up more on the 2006 vintage! (2285 views)
 Tasted by TannicBeast on 1/31/2011 & rated 90 points: A very beautiful and well-made wine. It has a classic Chianti Classico profile but is very clean, fresh and refined. Still, I have a hard time justifying its current price locally and on the internet. There are many Chianti Classicos of the same quality at a much lesser price. At its peak. Drink now or within a year or so. IMHO it does not have the tannins and structure to justify more cellar aging. (2098 views)
 Tasted by bg2167 on 1/26/2011 & rated 90 points: Just now starting to show great complexity and integration. Very classy. (2303 views)
 Tasted by Jossik on 12/29/2010 & rated 86 points: (da doppia magnum) sangiovese molto pronunciato con note di ciliegia e carruba chiantigiana, bello preciso e netto (2442 views)
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View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2010, Issue #25, Monte Vertine- An Increasingly Rare Tuscan Traditionalist
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Vinous, July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133
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