Montepeloso

Eneo Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.112 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Really good follow up but, there is a reason the Italians hold their reds back an additional 1-3 years. This 09 is good but, needs another 8-9 years in bottle to show its full brilliance. It does improve with two hours in the decanter. However, still a lot primary earth & barrel toast/char.

The fruits are; juicy, ripe & ruby. blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries with hovering raspberries. Dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, tarry notes, used expresso grounds, dark chocolate bar, caramel, herbs, forest floor with dry leaves, leather, dry tobacco, moist, rich, turned earth, dry soils, limestone, moist clay, calistoga bathtub mud with ruby, slightly candied, fresh & withering florals that are; dark, red, blue, purple/glowing violets in creamy lavender. The acidity is round & beautiful. The long finish is; juicy fruit, well balanced, elegant, persistent, falling onto cinnamon stick, spice & earth.

Really good follow up but, there is a reason the Italians hold their reds back an additional 1-3 years. This 09 is good but, needs another 8-9 years in bottle to show its full brilliance. It does improve with two hours in the decanter. However, still a lot primary earth & barrel toast/char.

The fruits are; juicy, ripe & ruby. blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, poached strawberries with hovering raspberries. Dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, tarry notes, used expresso grounds, dark chocolate bar, caramel, herbs, forest floor with dry leaves, leather, dry tobacco, moist, rich, turned earth, dry soils, limestone, moist clay, calistoga bathtub mud with ruby, slightly candied, fresh & withering florals that are; dark, red, blue, purple/glowing violets in creamy lavender. The acidity is round & beautiful. The long finish is; juicy fruit, well balanced, elegant, persistent, falling onto cinnamon stick, spice & earth.

Nov 21st, 2020
Edo Wachters

The Sangiovese gives elegance and the Montepulciano gives power to this medium to full wine, with dark cherries, licorice and tobacco flavour.

The Sangiovese gives elegance and the Montepulciano gives power to this medium to full wine, with dark cherries, licorice and tobacco flavour.

Apr 29th, 2020
David Ojserkis

A tad too bold for my tastes

A tad too bold for my tastes

May 23rd, 2014
Rob Lawson

Rob had this 6 years ago

Rob had this 6 years ago

Oct 22nd, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

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Jan 26th, 2014
Christian Wigger

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Nov 10th, 2015
Lasse B

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Mar 17th, 2015
Pat Sperry

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Jan 26th, 2015
Lasse B

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Oct 17th, 2014
Andrew Wooster

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Andrew had this 7 years ago

Mar 20th, 2014