Monte Antico

Toscana Sangiovese Blend

8.71282 ratings
8.618 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Manchego & Parmesan, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Turkey
Top Notes For
Tom Burke

WS thought this 2009 vintage was one of the 100 best of the year. I have had many bottles. I want to like it but...the tannins are over the top. I think I've bought my last bottle. Here's an update. Opened the last bottle last night and decided to try to tame the tannins by decanting. Voila, within 30 minutes the effect went from harsh to drinkable. That's worth a few adjustments to the right of the decimal.

WS thought this 2009 vintage was one of the 100 best of the year. I have had many bottles. I want to like it but...the tannins are over the top. I think I've bought my last bottle. Here's an update. Opened the last bottle last night and decided to try to tame the tannins by decanting. Voila, within 30 minutes the effect went from harsh to drinkable. That's worth a few adjustments to the right of the decimal.

11 people found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2015
Kathleen Killin

Very smooth

Very smooth

5 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2016
Matt Ward

This is brilliant value for money. Soft and mouth-filling, very approachable with good structure.

This is brilliant value for money. Soft and mouth-filling, very approachable with good structure.

5 people found it helpfulMar 8th, 2015
Stephen Becker

Cherry-red pearls lie under lace; violet sky slinks past window glass.

Cherry-red pearls lie under lace; violet sky slinks past window glass.

3 people found it helpfulJun 7th, 2014
Joe Moss

Rated high because it's a great cooking wine that can be enjoyed with the meal. Perfect for pizza night too!

Rated high because it's a great cooking wine that can be enjoyed with the meal. Perfect for pizza night too!

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Bob Jones

Tastey. Notes of smokey fruit, oak, some tannins. Nice for the price.

Tastey. Notes of smokey fruit, oak, some tannins. Nice for the price.

2 people found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016
Jayme Phibbs

Delicious and smooth. A light blend of flavorful reds.

Delicious and smooth. A light blend of flavorful reds.

2 people found it helpfulOct 19th, 2015
Colleen Haggar

I don't like it when the sales person recommends an average wine...

I don't like it when the sales person recommends an average wine...

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Bret Ginter

Cherry, berry, cranberry, violet notes. Boring, but balanced and good.

Cherry, berry, cranberry, violet notes. Boring, but balanced and good.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2017
Yegeun Song-Spivey

2011 vintage - too acidic and thin. Not much of flavor.

2011 vintage - too acidic and thin. Not much of flavor.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2016