Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Villa Mora Montefalco Sagrantino 2006, Docg Umbria, Italy

Made with 100% Sagrantino grapes, under the DOCG rule, that it must be aged for 12 months in oak and a further 18 months in bottle before release, alcohol comes in at 15.5%.

Deep opaque, purple, almost black in color, this wine opened up with aromas of dark cherry/plum fruit, dried mushroom, licorice, saddle leather, dried violet and light meaty notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied with a powerful, dry and firm structured, concentrated flavours, balance acidity and muscular tannins. The length on the finish is very good, with intense flavours and a lingering tannic grip. This wine was most interesting, and one that I would not have associated with most Italian wines. It should appeal to fans of Napa Valley Cabernet, although seven years old this wine would still benefit from another 2-3 additional years in bottle. Great value and an excellent addition to your cellar, score 90 points.

Purchased August 17, 2013 LCBO Vintages New Release (342394) at $19.95 

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