By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/18/2013 | Send Email
2010 was a glorious vintage in parts of Tuscany and it is clear that the sun has surely shown on Torcalvano’s 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I was truly taken with the classic aromatics from this wine, the wild cherry, leather, tobacco and earth which I find in most Vino Nobile but I was a bit hesitant to declare this wine spectacular because frequently in Vino Nobile I find those aromatics are followed by drying tannins and lean finishes, but not this wine, this is the best Vino Nobile I’ve had in a long time!
This wine’s classic flavors are followed by a supple yet commanding coil of fruit wrapped around the wines powerful central structure whose tannin is exceptionally well integrated. The same luscious wild cherry in the nose is fleshed out on the palate in a curvaceous and pleasing sensation, then just as you warm to the lushness of the fruit the complex earth and spice flavors begin to appear like different facets sparkling under light, fresh saddle leather, pipe tobacco and that elusive Tuscan earth. The wine has a superb finish; well in fact it doesn’t seem to finish it just goes on and on echoing the fruit and complexity while ever lengthening on your palate. Do I like this wine? I REALLY like this wine, a truly wondrous representation of Vino Nobile that is drinking wonderfully now and will age 10-15 years more. Definitely a don’t miss wine!
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