Monday, 29 August 2016

Two Mature Montepulciano's

These were opened a couple of days apart to go with dinner - one evening with a rich veal pasta & one evening with some truffle salami and a long aged Serrano.

1995 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Tenuta Trerose, Tenimenti Angelini
This has a mature, deep and forward nose with notes of ripe black cherries, sweet liquorice, dusty earth and some milk chocolate scents. A very good, warm nose.
The taste is warm, soft and expressive with notes of chocolate covered cherries, undergrowth, rosemary and tobacco. Long and warm. Drinking great today. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2016/08)

1996 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Cerraia
A big, ripe, mature nose with notes of dried cherries, herbs, dry chocolate and some tobacco aromas. A bit angular, although good. Nice enough. A fine warmth.
The taste is tight, seedy and warm with notes of ripe cherries, dry liquorice, herbs and gravel. The finish is long, sturdy and warm. Not for keeping, just for drinking.
86p   (tasted 2016/08)

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