Dark ruby in color with a wide red/brick rim.
Pretty nose of currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, light vinaigrette, olives, peppercorn, leather, tobacco leaf, earth and dark coffee.
Full bodied and elegant, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cooked black plums, ripen cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth, light vanilla and black pepper.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Tuscany. Smooth with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
This 19 year old is Interesting and tasty. Not from the best vintage, but still very yummy, and at its peak right now.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime.
Thank you Judy for sharing this with me.
Robert Parker 92 points. Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 24 months in oak barrels (30% new).
14% alcohol by volume.
$350. — 18 days ago
Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). I got a lot of plumb and black cherry on the nose with a little tobacco and chocolate. On the plate it was soft, rich and balanced. Finished with some spicy notes. Very enjoyable, but did not stand out relative to others in the tasting, but that’s only because of the competition. — a year ago
My first try of this wine was the 2015 vintage & I loved it but I’ve not found many 2014 from Italy that I’ve liked as many are weak, so @ £127 I was torn on hold or try & yes I’m so weak to 🤣 I prefer this to the Sassicaia 14 but still I’d pay for the 2015 at this price as it feels expensive for what it is or could be 😉 But hey I love their labels 😍
📍 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2014
🏵 93 points w/ maybe a little improvement but not as complex as the 2015 which I gave 97-98 points @ £135 - I know which I’d buy as a long term treat 😉
🍇 100% Sangiovese
🍷 Clear rich ruby
👃 Soft oak & minty fresh cedar tones through dark cherry & sweet plum w/ blackberry, earth, rock minerals, red potpourri & spiced herby hints
👄 Med body of smooth red cherry, soft dark plum & light blackberry tones in dry minerals w/ raspberry, pomegranate & red berry oozing through
🎯 Med dry mineral infused red fruit wallop w/ a cherry, raspberry & pomegranate linger
— 3 years ago
This was the mystery bottle in our Super Tuscan tasting event. It was up against the 2016 Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, and Redigaffi. This wine was outstanding. Probably one of the top 5 vintages of Insignia since 1994 in my opinion. Deep purple color, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, some lead pencil and earth on the nose. Super smooth and elegant on the palate. Really well balanced fruit, tannins, acid. Long elegant finish of dark fruit and earthy with a touch of spice that lingered beautifully. We decanted this and all others about 2.5 hours prior to tasting. Second favorite of the night behind the Masseto which was a force of nature. — a year ago
Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Great black fruit and cherry. Coffee, cedar, chocolate, oak. All came together nicely. Super smooth on the palate and a long drawn out finish where the fruit lingered over the top of some earthy graphite notes. Very enjoyable wine. — a year ago
Puerto Rico 2021. — 9 months ago
Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Off the charts good. Immense density of fruit. Big mouthfeel, incredibly well balanced. Cherry, chocolate, blueberry, tobacco, cedar. This was by far the most expensive bottle in the tasting and It was completely worth it. Believe the hype and the ratings. This was phenomenal. Favorite of the night. — a year ago
I’ve been waiting to try this wine for ages & after the amazing showing in 2015 vintages I’ve had from 🇮🇹 of Sassicaia, Tignanello & Saffredi I hoped this £72 bottle would be awesome to & it is 😉 Still tannic (in a good way) but it’s a great drop in the making 👍 I’d leave 5-6 years to enjoy & beyond but in 10 years it could be 💥
📍 Luce della Vite - Luce 2015 Toscana
🏵 92 points now w/ 95 ish potential
🌪 15 mins in the vSpin opened this wine right up ✅ check Instagram if you’ve never seen in action ⏩ @openyourwine
🍇 Sangiovese & Merlot
🍷 Rich deep ruby
👃 Dark cherry & plum in smokey fresh cut cedar & cocoa w/ vanilla cream, cinnamon, spice, raspberry, minerals & soft oak
👄 Med body of fine dry tannin driven dark cherry w/ a cocoa cream, damson plum, raspberry, rock mineral & vanilla
🎯 Med+ dry (will ease in time) cherry plummy raspberry cocoa & vanilla tease w/ a mineral hit coming through
— 3 years ago