Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend

9.2396 ratings
9.3133 pro ratings
Montefalco, Perugia, Umbria, 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
Paco Suro

Fruity. Softened after about an hour. Fruit became more subtle. Nice tannin structure.

Fruity. Softened after about an hour. Fruit became more subtle. Nice tannin structure.

Jan 18th, 2019
Jay Kline

Full disclosure, I’m a sucker for Bea and my infatuation may blur my objectivity as a result. However, it would be disingenuous of me if I were not to gush over this bottle. A tree full of ripe cherries, pie spice, asphalt, charcoal, smoke, mushrooms, damp forest floor, teriyaki...it was a feast for the senses. After 11 years of age it’s still fiercely tannic but it’s not enough to both considering the character. The finish lasts for minutes. I realize that making wine like this is scary and the results aren’t for everyone but my God, I am thankful that the Bea’s have the guts to do it. Bottle No. 08054

Full disclosure, I’m a sucker for Bea and my infatuation may blur my objectivity as a result. However, it would be disingenuous of me if I were not to gush over this bottle. A tree full of ripe cherries, pie spice, asphalt, charcoal, smoke, mushrooms, damp forest floor, teriyaki...it was a feast for the senses. After 11 years of age it’s still fiercely tannic but it’s not enough to both considering the character. The finish lasts for minutes. I realize that making wine like this is scary and the results aren’t for everyone but my God, I am thankful that the Bea’s have the guts to do it. Bottle No. 08054

Oct 8th, 2018
Jay Kline

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

Dec 9th, 2017
Thomas DeBiase

2007 Paolo Bea wrecking shit like Voltron

2007 Paolo Bea wrecking shit like Voltron

6 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2014
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.2

Savory really ripe fruit moving to the meaty, roasted world - would have loved a hint more acid

Savory really ripe fruit moving to the meaty, roasted world - would have loved a hint more acid

3 people found it helpfulJul 17th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.6

This really may be my ideal wine.

This really may be my ideal wine.

2 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Henderson Shorter

'88 Paolo Bea "Pipparello". Delicate nose, truffled depths, a bit sauvage, mostly perfect.

'88 Paolo Bea "Pipparello". Delicate nose, truffled depths, a bit sauvage, mostly perfect.

2 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Andre Rodrigues

Peguei o vinho errado e me dei bem. Bebi esse tem uns 2 meses e estava todo torto, hoje estava exuberante. Vinho é um ser vivo mesmo.

Peguei o vinho errado e me dei bem. Bebi esse tem uns 2 meses e estava todo torto, hoje estava exuberante. Vinho é um ser vivo mesmo.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Jannae Lizza

Sommelier/Wine Director Passionfish Restaurant

9.3

Black licorice, rustic black cherry skin tannin

Black licorice, rustic black cherry skin tannin

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2012
Matt Lasater

Leathery fruit, savory spice, underbrush, damp earth, amaro, mocha, tobacco, cracked peppercorn, rocks. Complex, expressive, and more wound up than the '09 was. As always rustic with this sexiness about it. Poweful tannins that have finesse and poise to them. Would love to revisit.

Leathery fruit, savory spice, underbrush, damp earth, amaro, mocha, tobacco, cracked peppercorn, rocks. Complex, expressive, and more wound up than the '09 was. As always rustic with this sexiness about it. Poweful tannins that have finesse and poise to them. Would love to revisit.

May 7th, 2017