Color: dark, deep, blackish-ruby hue.
Bouquet: bold and intense, with black fruit and plum aromas, black pepper, walnut and hints of vanilla.
Taste: full-bodied palate with exceptional black fruit intensity. Big structure with supple tannins and a long, persistent finish
Wine Spectator 91 points - Mature, this red exudes forest, mushroom, cherry, juniper and sage aromas and flavors. Complex and fresh, showing fine harmony and a mix of fruit and spice accents on the finish. Drink now. 650 cases made.-BS
(Jul 31 2013)
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Made from Sangiovese selected from top sites in Carpineto’s Poggio Sant’Enrico vineyards and aged in barriques, this wine opens with plum, underbrush and coffee aromas. The palate is youthful and well balanced, delivering restrained black fruit, spice, espresso and oak flavors. Drink after 2016.
This wine, of great structure and concentration, is designed to reward extensive cellaring.
The grapes for this wine come from the 1.33 hectare (3.20 acres) Poggio Sant’Enrico Piccolo and the 3.65 hectare (8.76 acres) Poggio Sant’Enrico Grande vineyards. These are situated between 300 and 350 meters (~1,000ft) in elevation just outside the town of Montepulciano (Siena).
|best served with roasts and grilled meats, especially “fiorentina-style” T-Bone steak.