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2005 Montepeloso - Nardo Proprietary Blend - Italy - Tuscany - Red

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Italy - Tuscany

Red Proprietary Blend
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Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast - one of the hottest areas in Tuscany - is the 15-acre Montepeloso estate. The winemaker, Swiss-born Fabio Chiarelotto, admits about his wine that it's "easy to produce concentrated wines in such a hot climate but it's much harder to achieve elegance and finesse." In order to take full advantage of the terroir's potential, he... More »

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Source Vinfolio

(90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) Dark and brooding purple/black. The exquisite Bordelais nose bodes well for the rich, satisfying palate to come. Your nose is treated to a generous bouquet of smoky plum, blackberry bramble, and gravel-infused cassis. Woven throughout are fresh touches of wintergreen and balsam. Insanely concentrated and jam-packed with black violets, black earth mineral (gravel and crushed stone), blackberry, milk chocolate, inky plums and chewy goodness. There is a seductive 'bad boy' quality at play here and the wine has a voluminous velvet muscularity that is complemented by dominant chewy tannins. A keeper.

Author cmpnz
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Tasted On 10/09/2009

Unmistakeably Tuscan, the 10% Cabernet does not detract from or disguise this wine in any way. To me the Cabernet was only perceptible on the finish, adding a dry, tannic breadth that was welcome. Typical funky scents of saddle leather, earth after rain, and bright red fruit on the nose; reserved, classic Sangiovese flavours combined with firm structure. Promising and delicious.

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Author Daniel B440
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Tasted On 10/12/2009
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Vinfolio Staff Tastings - October 2009
Most Fridays we hold a combination staff meeting and wine tasting. It's a a learning experience and a great way to end the week! Typically our buyers pour three interesting wines from stock while our Director of Wine Buying,...

Created  Nov 3, 2009

2005 Montepeloso - Nardo

Created  Oct 16, 2009
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