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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese

8.981 ratings
8.611 pro ratings
Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.5

The Sangiovese was grown in a mix of clay, sand, and silt in the Valiano and Argiano hills surrounding Montepulciano. The 2010 is fully mature, with considerable oxidative character. Its tawny, barn-red body yields aromas of autumn leaves, dried fruits, and balsamic. The palate is woodsy, with supple, fine-grained tannins and a savory Marmite finish. There is fruit, but it has been burnished russet. Drink now with roasted meats, aged cheeses, charcuterie, lentils, nuts. 13.5% abv | $29 (sample)

The Sangiovese was grown in a mix of clay, sand, and silt in the Valiano and Argiano hills surrounding Montepulciano. The 2010 is fully mature, with considerable oxidative character. Its tawny, barn-red body yields aromas of autumn leaves, dried fruits, and balsamic. The palate is woodsy, with supple, fine-grained tannins and a savory Marmite finish. There is fruit, but it has been burnished russet. Drink now with roasted meats, aged cheeses, charcuterie, lentils, nuts. 13.5% abv | $29 (sample)

Sep 22nd, 2015
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

9.0

Always a killer crowd pleaser, hard to believe this much quality is machine harvested - which I would guess probably accounts at least a bit for it's sensible price tag

Always a killer crowd pleaser, hard to believe this much quality is machine harvested - which I would guess probably accounts at least a bit for it's sensible price tag

Jan 26th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

Classic and beautiful, med body with good grip

Classic and beautiful, med body with good grip

Mar 3rd, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

Biodynamic. Super tannic. Dark wood. 2010. A bit tannic. Powerful. Rose.

Biodynamic. Super tannic. Dark wood. 2010. A bit tannic. Powerful. Rose.

Nov 23rd, 2013
Rafael Landestoy

Worst one of the night. No finish, no fruit it just kind of died.

Worst one of the night. No finish, no fruit it just kind of died.

Nov 3rd, 2013
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

#bigbottles

#bigbottles

May 27th, 2017
Isabelle Parenti

Has a nice nose and goes well with a dinner of prosciutto, mortadella e parmigiano regiano

Has a nice nose and goes well with a dinner of prosciutto, mortadella e parmigiano regiano

Sep 30th, 2016
Bill Morgan

A delicious Italian wine that hits the front of the tongue and then builds to a spice full flavor with an excellent finish

A delicious Italian wine that hits the front of the tongue and then builds to a spice full flavor with an excellent finish

Mar 27th, 2016
Ted O
9.1

Very nice Sangiovese.

Very nice Sangiovese.

Feb 15th, 2016
Brendan OConnell

Very good.

Very good.

Jan 8th, 2016