Monte Antico Rosso Toscano, Italy, 2013 (750ml)
A Tuscan classic! Deep ruby colour with garnet reflections, its elegant bouquet of leather, black cherries, liquorice and plums preludes a medium to full-bodied palate where ripe red fruit, goût de terroir, subtle notes of vanilla and violets harmonize and linger, interlacing with the soft tannins and silky texture. Firm backbone, perfect integration of acidity and fruit, well rounded, medium finish.
Blend: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
JS 90 points
James Suckling - "A delicious red with lovely drinkability. Berry and light cream character with some sandalwood. Medium body and a clean finish. This is always a beautiful glass of red from Tuscany. Drink now or hold."