Nose has burnt cigar box, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, black cherry, ripe plum, moist anise spice, over-ripe blackberry...such concentration on the nose!
Palate has dark chocolate, over-ripe and very juicy black cherry, well integrated cedar notes, over-ripe blackberry, great balance, finish is nearly forever. Crazy bottle! Decanted ~2hrs, need more time on future bottles. 100% Sagrantino.
Paired with a long cooked Bolognese sauce over some just amazing Pappardelle, fantastic pairing. — 9 days ago
Apple and slate with great acid. A standout at $12.99. — 18 days ago
Big and bold 100% Sagrantino, a relatively obscure variety indigenous to the Montefalco area, in Umbria. Historically used to make passito style wines, it is also one the most tannic varieties in the world. Dark, brooding, very concentrated wine, supposedly great for steak. — 2 days ago
I have enjoyed the 2008 edition. A 15% strong, dark brownish edition. Not as bouncy and jolly as younger ruby red Mantefalcos I have had before. Might be a bit too old?
But very pleasant non the less. Did well with lamb. — 23 days ago
A new favorite orange — 14 days ago
Darker fruit, very raisin flavored. Fuller bodied than I normally drink but very yummy — 14 days ago
Lovely mild fruity smell and taste — 3 days ago
Balanced tanin structure, slightly fruit forward and silky smooth
Dark cherry tartness, blackberry — 23 days ago
Pizza night — 11 days ago