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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese

9.0693 ratings
8.968 pro ratings
Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Max Conrad

Promising touch of brick in the wine's colour. Meaty, smoked almond and anise-spiced cherry aromas. Some tannic grip but pleasingly subtle in the mouth , the cherry is there and good length but all well balanced.

Promising touch of brick in the wine's colour. Meaty, smoked almond and anise-spiced cherry aromas. Some tannic grip but pleasingly subtle in the mouth , the cherry is there and good length but all well balanced.

Apr 17th, 2022
Peter Sultan

A very approachable Vin Nobile from a great vintage: layers of dark fruits, forest floor, a menthol edge; medium plus acidity & solidly medium bodied. For 20$ quite a deal, though I imagine a few years more might add some complexity.

A very approachable Vin Nobile from a great vintage: layers of dark fruits, forest floor, a menthol edge; medium plus acidity & solidly medium bodied. For 20$ quite a deal, though I imagine a few years more might add some complexity.

Dec 18th, 2021
Beau Carson

Rich and well balanced with clay notes.

Rich and well balanced with clay notes.

Apr 16th, 2018
Jonathan Cristaldi

Writer First We Feast, LA Magazine, SOMM Journal

9.6

This is a terrific noble wine showing sweet red cherries, integrated oak and vanilla spice, tobacco and black licorice.

This is a terrific noble wine showing sweet red cherries, integrated oak and vanilla spice, tobacco and black licorice.

7 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
Dan R
9.0

Drinking very well, focused, supple and quite dry. Dried cherry, licorice, mint, forest floor notes with the tannins still providing traction and a nice wave of acidity to finish. Seemingly at peak. Great with pizza.

Drinking very well, focused, supple and quite dry. Dried cherry, licorice, mint, forest floor notes with the tannins still providing traction and a nice wave of acidity to finish. Seemingly at peak. Great with pizza.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2021
Samvel Simonyants

14/X/2016
Цвет вишнёвый, зрелый. В аромате варенье из чёрных ягод и слив, морённое дерево, мокко. Пряно (сушенный тимьян, розмарин), сладковато, с щедрой порцией дуба и лёгкими тонами окисления. Среднетелое, во вкусе сушенные чёрные ягоды с сахаром, лавр, грубая кожа, глина. Сушащие танины, средний уровень кислотности. Долгое тёплое послевкусие с лёгкой горчинкой. Большое, начинающее идти на спад вино. 16,5/20

14/X/2016
Цвет вишнёвый, зрелый. В аромате варенье из чёрных ягод и слив, морённое дерево, мокко. Пряно (сушенный тимьян, розмарин), сладковато, с щедрой порцией дуба и лёгкими тонами окисления. Среднетелое, во вкусе сушенные чёрные ягоды с сахаром, лавр, грубая кожа, глина. Сушащие танины, средний уровень кислотности. Долгое тёплое послевкусие с лёгкой горчинкой. Большое, начинающее идти на спад вино. 16,5/20

2 people found it helpfulOct 14th, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

grippy mc gripperton

grippy mc gripperton

2 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2015
Frank R

Agree with all the comments....drinks above it's price-point, fruit forward with a solid backbone of oak. Inline tannins. My only complaint would be that I personally prefer a truer old world style for Vino Nobile. Particularly from such a rooted producer.

Agree with all the comments....drinks above it's price-point, fruit forward with a solid backbone of oak. Inline tannins. My only complaint would be that I personally prefer a truer old world style for Vino Nobile. Particularly from such a rooted producer.

2 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
Neil Shah

Punching above its weight class. A $25 wine that drinks like a $40 :) tannin, cherry, it should come with every pizza.

Punching above its weight class. A $25 wine that drinks like a $40 :) tannin, cherry, it should come with every pizza.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Joyce Lin

Tart berry and red cherry, menthol, med body, med plus alcohol, biting tannin (med plus tannin), bright with good acidity, clean with chalky minerality, med finish. Lacking the depths I’m looking for this region but overall a good wine.

Tart berry and red cherry, menthol, med body, med plus alcohol, biting tannin (med plus tannin), bright with good acidity, clean with chalky minerality, med finish. Lacking the depths I’m looking for this region but overall a good wine.

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2018