By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/24/2016 | Send Email
What a steal! It’s not often that you can get an aged Sagrantino di Montefalco at this price point. The former importer let this wine go for a steal after it languished in their cellars for years waiting for Sagrantino’s powerful tannic structure to soften—they just closed the book a bit too soon! The Goretti’s powerful tannic structure has aged into a richly textured and ultra complex expression of this varietal. The nose is classic and full of violet, dried flowers, wild blueberry, graphite and licorice that gently peel away from the glass, while on the palate the mature fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry are mixed with dark chocolate and a bit of earthy sauvage. This is Sagrantino, and isn’t a delicate wine, but the once-fearsome tannins are well in check and have assumed a drinkable character. The finish is broad, full and layered with wild fruits and chocolate that gives way to bits of tar, grilled meat and Asian spices that are shown off during the wine's long finish. If you’re looking to experience an aged Sagrantino, you won’t find a better deal around. You’ll pay $50 elsewhere!
Drink from 2016 to 2022