2007 Goretti Sagrantino di Montefalco (Elsewhere $50)

SKU #1272781 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Here's a stunning expression that opens with earthy aromas of blue flower, underbrush and leather, as well as black fruit and spice. The palate offers creamy cherry, black berry, white pepper and tobacco, with a hint of clove. The fresh acidity surprising for the hot vintage balances out the firm but ripe tannins. Best 2017-2027. (KO)  (2/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Game and dried herb notes mark this rustic red, featuring dark cherry, smoke, cinnamon and cedar accents. Needs some time to fully integrate. (NW)  (10/2013)

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/1/2016 | Send Email
Powerful nose of plums and tar. This wine is Intense, penetrating, full and structured, with excellent flavor definition. Unmistakable Sagrantino character-with hints of tobacco, leather and earth. Full-bodied, with firm and mineral-coated tannins on the finish.

Staff Image By: Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/1/2016 | Send Email
This wine has aged beautifully. 2007 was hot and dry in Montefalco, which is apparent on the rich palate of this wine. The aromatics have a sense of dried orange peel and charred cedar. The palate starts deep and dark with flavors of plums and figs. The leathery but smooth tannins are accompanied by a dry herbal note and flavors of tobacco. It finishes full-bodied with a backbone of dry wood and anise. A beautifully layered experience in the glass!

Staff Image 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

Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/17/2016 | Send Email
Soon enough we will begin to have cooler weather and holiday parties will start and that is a perfect time to get into wine like this. Dark ripe fruit offer up a pleasing richness that is in turn balanced by the structure of this wine. Grippy tannin coat the palate and lead to a long finish. There is a whole lot of wine here for a $20 bottle.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/12/2016 | Send Email
Several years of bottle age have tempered this big, powerful wine so that it can be enjoyed tonight or for many years to come. Earth, iron, dark plum and ripe cherry fruit along with hints of leather and ash are present in this deep but easy to enjoy bargain. This is clean, dark and structured with fine grip on the long finish.

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