montevertine, le pergole torte, toscana igt 2010

montevertine, le pergole torte, toscana igt 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97
VINOUS
95

Critics' Scores

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    97
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    It is impossible not to be completely smitten by the 2010 Le Pergole Torte. This is a huge wine but not in the way you might think. It is oversized in ambition, personality and purity but not in terms of mass or volume. Indeed, the wine is streamlined, tightly knit and zippy. It offers a complete picture of Sangiovese, with the purity of fruit flavors, the balsam herb and the crisp acidity that this Tuscan grape is celebrated for. Dried violets and wild roses also appear in supporting roles. The mouthfeel is characterized by a subtle sense of fullness and volume. This wine is at the start of a long aging road ahead.

  • VINOUS
    95
    Vinous

    Today, the 2010 Le Pergole Torte is lifted, gracious and quite inward, all of which suggest it has closed down significantly over the last few years. Crushed rose petals, sweet red berries, mint and white pepper all lift from the glass. The purity and textural brilliance here are both striking, but readers will have to wait a few years before the 2010 fully opens up.

  • DECANTER
    91
    Decanter

    The 2010 vintage was considered a very good vintage in Tuscany due to an even growing season, and Montevertine began the harvest on 7 October. The colour is vividly ruby, with a fragrant bouquet of rose, violet, raspberry and a hint of rust. The medium to full palate flows with bright cherry fruit and youthful, grainy tannins - a chewy, crisp drinking style. The youngest vineyard (after a series of replanting) was 10 years old at the time.

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