Terra di Monteverro 2010, Wine Advocate by Robert Parker

The 2010 Terra di Monteverro shows lovely softness and a compact, clean quality of fruit. The blend is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc with equal parts Merlot and Petit Verdot all aged 20 months in oak. The wine shows excellent integration and harmony with thick richness on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.

Tasted from a 100-milliliter test tube, the Monteverro 2010 Terra di Monteverro brings us back in time, and it is the most intriguing sample in this mini vertical of three selected vintages. The wine is mature, no surprise, with hints of licorice and dried rosemary that add unique complexity and depth. The primary fruit, with all its inky and impenetrable darkness, is still there. However, the bouquet is beautifully amplified and shaped by extra bottle age