Monte Antico 2007, Igt Toscana, Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon

Red Blend Red Blend
Tuscany, Italy

$15.95 (69377)

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86 pts
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April 02, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Inviting nose of red plum, vanilla bean, lilac, cinnamon bark and wild strawberries. Palate is fresh and stylish and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This joins Vintages Essentials list in spring 2011, wearing a screwcap which is notable departure for Tuscany. It is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Much improved in my view over the 2006 release, with more authentic Tuscan styling. It's nevertheless a simple,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This soft fruity modern styled red from Tuscany joined the Essentials list recently. Expect aromas of raspberry and...

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Community Reviews (5)

iveyman
iveyman

This is a very nice red wine from Tuscany , Italy that is a blend of Sangiovese, merlot and carbernet sauvignon. I love this wine and will buy it over and over again. Great price for the quality. Easy to drink, medium-bodied and is a perfect blend of 3 nice grapes. Goes well with cheese, and BBQ.

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Igor Eren
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Stephan W
Stephan W

In my opinion, the 2006 vintage was much better. The 2007 vintage tastes like a young wine with a little bit of green tannin in the background and may benefit for another 2-3 years in the cellar. Would recommend decanting for at least an hour before drinking. Tasted June 2012

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Eric Gustavo
Eric Gustavo

After the tasty 2006, the 2007 comes across as decidedly nondescript. The wine tastes and smells like a slightly confused sangiovese, without any character that stands out. the wine is not complex, nor does it have any of the penetrating characteristics found in Super-Tuscans (as per its ad.) Under a more conventional rating scale where 85 is akin to 'ok', this would have rated higher, but here 80 is pegged as 'good.' A decent value at $8, but not in the class of $9 southern italians from the LCBO general list. Tasted July 2011.

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