September 7, 2020 - Still somewhat primary. Good fruit and tannin. Fine with air and food. Will continue to improve if stored well.
September 2, 2020 - First time having a wine from Salerno and it was a very interesting experience. Had a nose like a Brunello with earthy notes yet much different on the palate. This selection was actually prompted by a Costco eggplant parmigiana that we picked up today. I was looking for something different than a Chianti or Brunello and my daughter gifted this to me in 2014 so I pulled it from the cellar.
Decanted and enjoyed before, during and after dinner.
July 28, 2020 - Nice showing. Minerality and black fruits with a slight wood influence. The acidity providing tension in the finish is great and keeps this lively. Still has some years to go.
July 26, 2020 - Full bodied and rich showing with mainly black fruits, minerals and toasted impressions. It gives a good reflection of its volcanic surface. Powerful wine but it keeps its tension so it doesn't become boring after 1 glass. Well done!
June 16, 2020 - Nice sour berry and herb. Drink any time.
March 2, 2020 - This had an odd note of old barrel with eucalyptus and dark blue fruit notes. Tannins were substantially drying. Drink in 2020. The main thing is the discounted rate for this is $60 US. That, my friends, is the definition of a shatteringly horrible QPR. Whatever Galloni was drinking wasn’t what I received.
February 1, 2020 - Popped-and-poured, then consumed over three hours. Backward, tight, and tannic to start, I didn't think I would enjoy. This opened up nicely, and its all black fruit softened and lengthened; but it remained firmly tannic through the night, never quite balanced. I would not consider this a particularly good value wine given its purchase price at release.
January 20, 2020 - Same tasting note as before.
January 3, 2020 - Ik heb verschllende jaargangen Montevetrano geproefd, waaronder 2002, 2004, 2005 en 2006. Ik heb Montevetrano jong gedronken, oud gedronken en zelfs na 10 tot 18 jaar rijping. Ik heb Montevetrano direct vanuit de fles gedronken en Montevetrano lang laten beluchten in een decanteerkaraf. Ik begrijp werkelijk NIETS van de enthousiaste waarderingen van deze wijn, door wie dan ook. Montevetrano blijft hard en hoekig, hoe lang je de wijn ook laat rusten en hoe je de wijn ook belucht. Mijn laatste fles Montevetrano. Deze wijn is extreem gehyped en zijn geld niet waard.
I have tasted different volumes of Montevetrano, including 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. I drank Montevetrano young, drank old and even after 10 to 18 years of maturation. I drank Montevetrano directly from the bottle and let Montevetrano aerate for a long time in a decanter. I really do NOT understand anything about the enthusiastic appreciation of this wine by anyone. Montevetrano remains hard and angular, no matter how long you let the wine rest and how you aerate the wine. My last bottle of Montevetrano. This wine is extremely hyped and not worth the money.
November 22, 2019 - I Would rate it higher if there wasn’t for a touch of barnyard t the very end.