2006 Tenuta Monteti "Monteti"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Monteti sparkles on the palate with beautifully articulated dark fruit, rosemary, mint and French oak. This is a somewhat understated 2006 from the Tuscan coast that relies more on elegance than sheer power, and there is no shortage of finesse here. This continues to gain weight and density in the glass, though, and my impression is that it will develop into a rather muscular wine even if today it is somewhat closed in on itself. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026. Tenuta Monteti is one of the most exciting properties on the Tuscan coast. The flagship Monteti is a Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot blend that spends 16 months in French oak and is bottled unfiltered and unfined. All three vintages I tasted were magnificent. The estate’s entry-level red. Caburnio, was reviewed in Issue 190. (AG)
This delivers loads of black currant character, along with iron and graphite notes and a hint of thyme or sage. Pure and extracted, with up-front sweetness matching the dense tannins. Hard to deny its appeal. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2012 through 2023.