Steve Tanzer 91 points - The 2010 Mediterra emerges from the glass with espresso, mocha, blackberries and menthol, all supported by firm yet polished tannins. This is a relatively cool, introspective vintage for the Mediterra, less immediate than is typically the case. The 2010 impresses for its energy and length. Over the last few vintages, Mediterra has staked a compelling claim as one of the best values in Maremma, and Tuscany, for that matter. Mediterra is 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.
POGGIO AL TESORO 2010 POGGIO AL TESORO MEDITERRA
"Bright deep red. Lovely lift to the intensely fruity aromas of raspberry, red cherry, cocoa powder, sweet spices, tar and tobacco. Sweet and silky on entry, then rich and tactile in the middle, with delicious red berry intensity complicated by saline soil tones. Bright, harmonious acidity nicely extends the wine's smooth finish. Great stuff, in a creamy, soft, ready-to-drink style." Ian D'Agata Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91 points