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.
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.
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
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.
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