Oct 2015 0 Monica Larner – Broad aromas of cherry fruit, blackberry preserves and dark chocolate give the 2011 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano a heavy feel and a large frame. Rather than performing in a direct and vertical manner, this wine is thick, long and horizontal in approach. You get the same impression in the mouth, where the tannins add strength and power with a good showing of depth and complexity.
Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)93+ pts
The 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano hits the palate with serious intensity and overall depth. Succulent red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice, herb, tobacco and incense meld together in a pliant, highly expressive Vino Nobile that hits all the right notes. Firm tannins and bright acidity suggest the 2013 will drink well for a number of years. The 2013 is a total knock-out. — Antonio Galloni
JancisRobinson.com (2013)17 pts
Sept 2016 – Just released. Light garnet. Beautifully fragrant. Silky, elegant and still has a grip to the tannins but it is more elegant than the 2012, more ready, it seems. (JH)
Wine Spectator (2013)90 pts
Sept 2016 – A bright, juicy red, boasting cherry, spice, earth and tobacco flavors. Balanced and elegant, yet with grip on the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2020.
Wine Enthusiast (2013)89 pts
Forest floor, truffle, new leather and woodland berry scents mingle in the glass. The palate is linear, taut and austere, offering sour cherry, licorice and sage notes, framed by firm acidity and assertive, close-grained tannins that grip the finish. Drink after 2019.