A few bottles on a Thursday (Toronto, ON): I really like this style. Perhaps just a bit ripe, dark and primary for me today, there is huge potential. It pours a dark with a nose of dark cherry, purple flowers, blackberry, leather, brown spices and rosemary. You can tell this is built to develop into a savoury wine and is just a tad primary today. Enjoyable to check in to see where it's at, but will surely be at it's best in 10+ years. The palate is deeply fruited with moderate tannin and acid finishing medium plus in length. Certainly a bit on the rich side for this producer. Maybe just a bit below 92 for me today, but I have not doubt it will achieve that level.
Delicious. More open than my last bottle, showing beautifully elegant Sangiovese. Nose of cherry, anise, dusty earth, leather, and roses. The palate is absolutely lovely with the tannins present, but well integrated. A classic wine that is great and will get better.
Consistent with my previous note, this wine was open, aromatic, and elegant in the typical Montevertine style. On the palate, it seemed a little warmer, rounder, and less focused than perhaps in prior years (even than 2007), but it's a small demerit. This is still a beautiful expression of Chianti.
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