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Montefalco Sagrantino

8.9285 ratings
8.735 pro ratings
Montefalco, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sagrantino
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9.1

A darkly alluring bouquet of ripe woodland berries, crushed rocks and forest floor is lifted by a hint of mentholated herbs as the 2012 Sagrantino di Montefalco smolders up the glass. Rich balsamic spices and mocha giving way to black cherries and a hint of sour citrus. This is persistent and structured, though not painfully so, leaving a staining of blue and red fruits to linger long. The 2012 will make for a good option to drink over the medium term while waiting for the more structured vintages to mature. (Eric Guido, Vinous, August 2021)

A darkly alluring bouquet of ripe woodland berries, crushed rocks and forest floor is lifted by a hint of mentholated herbs as the 2012 Sagrantino di Montefalco smolders up the glass. Rich balsamic spices and mocha giving way to black cherries and a hint of sour citrus. This is persistent and structured, though not painfully so, leaving a staining of blue and red fruits to linger long. The 2012 will make for a good option to drink over the medium term while waiting for the more structured vintages to mature. (Eric Guido, Vinous, August 2021)

Aug 19th, 2021
MaJ CappS

A whiff of carmelized fruit

Lighter side of medium weight - fresh raspberries, Belgium chocolate, an interesting slight hint of petrol, very light tannins, and apple like acidity. Some licorice lingers.. I like this Rosso, and can only guess either the run off, or the not made for bottling Sangrantino. Went into this.

A whiff of carmelized fruit

Lighter side of medium weight - fresh raspberries, Belgium chocolate, an interesting slight hint of petrol, very light tannins, and apple like acidity. Some licorice lingers.. I like this Rosso, and can only guess either the run off, or the not made for bottling Sangrantino. Went into this.

Dec 9th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe cherry fruit with notes of vanilla and cacao. Medium finish, firm rustic tannins ending with fruit and spice character.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and spice notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe cherry fruit with notes of vanilla and cacao. Medium finish, firm rustic tannins ending with fruit and spice character.

Jan 24th, 2020
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.9

Massive tannins

Massive tannins

Feb 21st, 2018
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

I feel like I’ve had other vintages of this wine that I enjoyed more. I remember them having more power and rusticity. It had the tannin but lacked the chutzpah

I feel like I’ve had other vintages of this wine that I enjoyed more. I remember them having more power and rusticity. It had the tannin but lacked the chutzpah

Feb 16th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Found this in cellar. Earthy aromas with fruit on edges. Dark berry flavors with cedar tones. Very tannic past it’s prime. Drink up if you have one.

Found this in cellar. Earthy aromas with fruit on edges. Dark berry flavors with cedar tones. Very tannic past it’s prime. Drink up if you have one.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Randy Fuller

This 2012 wine is extremely dark in the glass - inky - and bears a nose of beautiful blackberry and black plum. There is a savory ride-along for good measure. The sip reveals a wine with a tingling acidity and very firm tannins - eight years old and it still has plenty of fight left in it. Bring on the rib eye, bring on the porterhouse… this wine will tame all of them.

This 2012 wine is extremely dark in the glass - inky - and bears a nose of beautiful blackberry and black plum. There is a savory ride-along for good measure. The sip reveals a wine with a tingling acidity and very firm tannins - eight years old and it still has plenty of fight left in it. Bring on the rib eye, bring on the porterhouse… this wine will tame all of them.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2020
Ming L
8.9

While the nose is reminiscent of Sangiovese with red cherry, blackberry, licorice, black tea leaf, leather, and touch of smoke, it was unmistakably Sagrantino on the palate. The stern and massive tannins, together with the streaking acidity that somehow give the body a lighter feel, extrude sheer power.
Not for everyone, but I do like it a lot.

While the nose is reminiscent of Sangiovese with red cherry, blackberry, licorice, black tea leaf, leather, and touch of smoke, it was unmistakably Sagrantino on the palate. The stern and massive tannins, together with the streaking acidity that somehow give the body a lighter feel, extrude sheer power.
Not for everyone, but I do like it a lot.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2020
Matthew Beninati

Was expecting more from this, as I read that sagrantino was "as full bodied and flavorful as Cabernet". The only thing that is comparable to cab here, is the tannic structure. Otherwise, it is far less complex. If you are looking for an obscure, full bodied Italian grape, go with aglianico or negroamaro.

Was expecting more from this, as I read that sagrantino was "as full bodied and flavorful as Cabernet". The only thing that is comparable to cab here, is the tannic structure. Otherwise, it is far less complex. If you are looking for an obscure, full bodied Italian grape, go with aglianico or negroamaro.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2016
Reid Kinnett

Dried fruit and gritty tannins

Dried fruit and gritty tannins

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2014