Tolaini, Picconero 2010
This superstar super-Tuscan is a blockbuster! Rich, concentrated and muscular, yet wonderfully balanced with deep tiers of cherry, plums and wild berries, and nuances of spice and currants. A long flavorful aftertaste echoes with juicy fruit and mouthwatering tannins for minutes afterwards.
The Wine Advocate - "A compelling blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2010 Picconero Tenuta Montebello packs a powerful punch in terms of density and concentration. This expression is rich and chewy with dark cherry and blackberry as protagonist. Solid supporting roles are played by tobacco, spice and bitter dark chocolate. The 2010 vintage shows a superior sense of finesse and silkiness in the mouth. Picconero can be put aside for long cellar aging."
Wine Enthusiast - "Inky concentration and pretty sweet cherry come right at you thanks to the natural intensity of this Merlot-Cabernet-Petit Verdot blend. The wine’s thick fruitiness extends deep and wide over the palate, giving it a distinct personality.Cellar Selection."
James Suckling - "A wine with intense fruit and super-integrated, luscious tannins. This is a real mouthful. So much here. Currants and berries galore. A blend of 65% merlot, 30%c cabernet sauvignon and 5% petit verdot. It goes from strength to strength."