Lunadoro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
92 Points - Wine Spectator
Dark ruby red color with intense garnet hints. Complex and characteristic bouquet, with mature fruits aroma and pepper notes, as well as plum jam and floral notes of violet, chocolate and cigar. Balanced taste, with sweet tannins and the right acidity for a dynamic long finish.
Obtained from the vinitification of Sangiovese, its ruby red colour evolves to a quite strong garnet colour. It has a complex and characteristic bouquet with a mature fruit aroma, notes of black pepper, prune jam, a floral note of violet, cigar and dark chocolate aromas. Well balanced on the palate and with sweet tannins that, combined with the correct acidity, create a long lasting finish. This wine is perfectly suited for traditional recipes of Tuscany, especially red and braised meat, soups like "pappa col pomodoro" and mushroom dishes. Serving temperature: between 16°and 18°.It should be decanted for at least one hour before drinking.
A traditional style, this red boasts cherry, licorice, leather, iron and medicinal herb flavors. Firm, leaving a dusty earth note on the long finish. This won't appeal to everyone but has plenty of character. –B.S.