2004 Antonelli "Chiusa di Pannone" Sagrantino di Montefalco

SKU #1052884 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep ruby. Explosive aromas of sweet, ripe red cherry, chocolate-covered plum, violet and cappuccino. Enters rich and suave, then turns somewhat more austere, offering lovely purity to its red fruit and sweet baking spice flavors. Displays lovely balance for a sagrantino with the Antonelli-signature silky tannins and great length. Very well done.  (8/2009)

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/6/2010 | Send Email
This is everything that you can want in a Sagrantino. It is big, really big. So big, that it is not for the faint of heart. That said, the tannins do not leave you feeling like you have just been trampled by a herd of elephants. The fruit is ripe, pure and intense, without the slightest hint of over-ripeness, and it possess that classic earthy/spicy tone that you want from the varietal. Oh, and it has a great finish. Drink this now with several hours of decanting and pair it with an unusually large side of meat, preferably something gamey. If not, I can see this wine living a long time in your cellar!

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.5