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Deep ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medi...Read more...
Hosted our first Thanksgiving as a Wedded couple and served this wine in Jerabaum format. Alone, the wine is dry, but served with the variety of f... Read more
What a lovely evening, nice and cool, clear skies and a beautiful sunset...it's just too bad I've been busy as all get out today! Work, then the g... Read more
Full, plush wine. Loads of berries, vanilla and soft tannins. Slight herbal quality. Very nice wine. Read more
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Hosted our first Thanksgiving as a Wedded couple and served this wine in Jerabaum format. Alone, the wine is dry, but served with the variety of flavors of Thanksgiving, the Toscano pairs very well. An easy drinking wine with a pleasing non-discript structure, balancing the fantastic meal we prepared. The 3L bottle could have aged for quite a few more years to come.
What a lovely evening, nice and cool, clear skies and a beautiful sunset...it's just too bad I've been busy as all get out today! Work, then the gym for an hour, then I stopped to pick up a chicken burrito for dinner from the local Qdoba (see not every day is a gourmet feast!) and now I'd just like a nice glass of vino to relax before I start all over again tomorrow! So tonight I've decided to open a bottle of what I consider a very wonderful everyday wine. Not a spectacular, special occasion type wine, but a nice wine that comes at a price that doesn't have you filling out mortgage applications should you decide to have more than a bottle a week! Click here for my full review: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/04/2007-monte-antico-toscana.html
Full, plush wine. Loads of berries, vanilla and soft tannins. Slight herbal quality. Very nice wine.
This wine just keeps getting better vintage after vintage! The '06 got the big press (Spectator Top 100) but I like the '07 more. There's just more interest here. From the elegant entry to the medium-full palate to the soft, floral finish, this wine gives me just what a Tuscan Sangiovese should; pure enjoyment! 93pts.
Great find - very drinkable - keep in stock for everyday and fallback. Copied this and agree"One of Italy's better values" The blend for Monte Antico is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slovenian barrels, 20% in barrique) with at least 6 months bottle age. This wine is consistently one of Italy’s better values.
A lighter wine, easy crowd pleaser
Bitter with vinegar taste.
External Reviews for Antico Colle Rosso di Montepulciano
Undoubtedly the finest effort yet produced by this estate, a project of importer Neil Empson and winemaker Franco Bernabei, this blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot was aged in both tank and wood for nine months. Its dense ruby color is accompanied by sweet aromas of berry fruit, saddle leather, pepper, and underbrush. There is excellent ripeness, good purity, and a medium-bodied, seamlessness that gives it immediate appeal. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.
The 2004 Monte Antico is perhaps a touch more complex than the 2003. It presents a darker, livelier color typical of the cooler vintage along with expressive, perfumed aromatics and plenty of vibrant dark cherry fruit. Its considerable freshness and attractive minerality insure it will drink well for the next three to four years. It is an outstanding value. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2010.
This well-priced, ready-to-drink red shows interesting aromas of berries, mahogany and black pepper. Itrsquo;s medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a crisp, fruity finish. Drink now.
Consistently one of Italyrsquo;s better values, this wine is austere, but remains a fine bargain. Made from 100% Sangiovese, it exhibits a medium dark ruby color in addition to a bouquet of sweet saddle leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, and licorice-infused plums. Medium-bodied, round, spicy, and straightforward, it will provide attractive drinking over the next 2ndash;3 years.
There are a whopping 50,000 cases of this wine made by the renowned wine-making consultant, Franco Bernabei. Monte Antico has been a frequent visitor to the ldquo;best buyrdquo; pages of this journal. The 1997 is an excellent value. The dark ruby color is accompanied by copious quantities of sweet strawberry and cherry jam notes intermixed with a touch of saddle leather and dried herbs. Medium-bodied and round, with a supple texture and excellent purity, this is a delicious 100% Sangiovese that should have immense appeal for consumers who are trying to stretch their purchasing power. It should drink well for 2ndash;4 years.
The 2006 Sangiovese-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon offers up red cherries, game, oak and spices in a floral, mid-weight style. The wine shows good balance although some hard edges remain. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2011.
A consistently well-made offering, this elegant, medium-bodied 100% Sangiovese offers sweet notes of strawberry and berry fruit. It is a perfect foil to bistro and trattoria-style cooking. Not big or woody, it is soft, and best consumed during its first 1ndash;2 years of life.
A Tuscan classic! Deep ruby color with garnet reflections,its elegant bouquet of leather, black cherries, licorice and plums preludes a medium to full-bodied palate where ripe red fruit, got de terroir, subtle notes of vanilla and violets harmonize and linger, interlacing with the soft tannins and silky texture. Firm backbone, perfect integration of acidity and fruit, well rounded, medium finish. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate -- round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese.
<p>This dark ruby wine features fruity and spicy notes of black cherry, plum, licorice, earth, and herbs. Medium to full-bodied and round on the palate. Recommended to pair with meat, poultry, cheese, pasta, or risotto.</p>
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