Terra di Monteverro 2016, Wine Advocate by Robert Parker

The 2016 Terra di Monteverro (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a great choice if you love blended reds from sunny Tuscany. This pretty expression is dark, exuberant, rich and fruit-forward. However, the wine is also characterized by that sense of focus and linearity that is the very definition of the classic 2016 vintage. Blackberry and black currant segue to spice, tar and smoked cedar.

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the Monteverro 2016 Terra di Monteverro is inky dark in appearance with thick and impenetrable layers of black fruit and dried blackberry. I tasted this sample from a special set of 100-milliliter test tubes. It is drinking beautifully right now, and it’s a pleasure to return to this classic vintage. This full-bodied Bordeaux blend offers thick concentration that wraps heavily over the palate with concentrated density and long flavors of spice, leather, tobacco and dried fruit.