Rivera

Riserva Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso

8.9140 ratings
9.018 pro ratings
Castel Del Monte, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Puglia, Italy
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Claus Bentin

Tasting 07,
Give it 20 minuttes in The glass and it opens up!!
Wauv..

Tasting 07,
Give it 20 minuttes in The glass and it opens up!!
Wauv..

Aug 24th, 2018
Julieluvswine

An old fave: concentrated black fruits and spice with an inky finish. Crazy but it worked with Chinese food

An old fave: concentrated black fruits and spice with an inky finish. Crazy but it worked with Chinese food

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Kind of a funky beef jerky bouquet, great fruit and acidity balance on the palate. Tongue tingles long after the sip with notes of cassis and prunes. It's fantastic.

Kind of a funky beef jerky bouquet, great fruit and acidity balance on the palate. Tongue tingles long after the sip with notes of cassis and prunes. It's fantastic.

Dec 17th, 2016
David Singer

Sommelier/Wine Educator LibationEducation

9.0

Old favorite and delicious. Dusty red plums, licorice, ferric soil, spiced wood, old tobacco. Italian tannin but approachable, solid length.

Old favorite and delicious. Dusty red plums, licorice, ferric soil, spiced wood, old tobacco. Italian tannin but approachable, solid length.

Apr 7th, 2016
Brad Mate

I agree with the pack - concentrated black fruits, inky, earthy, old world barn yard funk. Super dry and structured with a tight finish. Definitely recommend.

I agree with the pack - concentrated black fruits, inky, earthy, old world barn yard funk. Super dry and structured with a tight finish. Definitely recommend.

Sep 9th, 2015
Anya Spethmann

Not totally sure about this one yet. Tannins are aggressive, nose is funky and it seemed a bit one-dimensional on first sip but it has a nice core of pretty fresh fruit that is growing on me by sip #4.

Not totally sure about this one yet. Tannins are aggressive, nose is funky and it seemed a bit one-dimensional on first sip but it has a nice core of pretty fresh fruit that is growing on me by sip #4.

Mar 5th, 2015
Brian Donegan

So delicious! Earthy, dense black fruits, and a slightly bell peppery pyrazine (sp?) character.

So delicious! Earthy, dense black fruits, and a slightly bell peppery pyrazine (sp?) character.

Dec 21st, 2014
Henry Nurminen

Smooth, balsamic notes.

Smooth, balsamic notes.

Nov 15th, 2014
Ilaria Ropolo

Castel del Monte DOC Riserva 2003, 13,5%. Bottle tasted in September 2014. Very intense dark color. Beautiful rich nose: balsamic and a little fumé, cocoa powder too. Smooth and very pleasant in the mouth. More please!

Castel del Monte DOC Riserva 2003, 13,5%. Bottle tasted in September 2014. Very intense dark color. Beautiful rich nose: balsamic and a little fumé, cocoa powder too. Smooth and very pleasant in the mouth. More please!

Oct 5th, 2014
Sergio Del Rio

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