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415 Ratings
Monte Antico Toscana IGT

Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at 77° F), followed by maceration on the skins for 15-20 days and malolactic for 7 days. The wine is then aged for one year in oak (80% Slavonian barrels, 20% barriques). All of the barriques are made of French Oak. 10-20% of the barriques are new and the remain percent are 2nd year barriques. Finally, the wine is aged in the bottle for 6. With the release of the 2009 vintage Monte Antico is extending the bottle age to a full 12 months!

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    90 pts Wine Spectator

    over 6 years
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    2012/2/08 Medium dark ruby red. Medium intensity on the nose with plum some oak and tobacco. Good tannin acid balance. Not a lot of fruit and has cab flavors with leather, tobacco and some cherries. Good Wednesday wine.

    almost 6 years
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    nice bouquet upon opening. warm yeast like scent. nice initial flavor, weak finish. very drinkable lacks complexity

    almost 7 years
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    Aug 2010

    over 6 years
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    2009: smooth. would get even better with age. 2011: smooth and ripe with rich fruit and balanced tanins

    over 4 years
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    different. almost weird. still pretty good. finishes spicy. not full but complex

    about 7 years
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    great table wine

    almost 7 years
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    a little tight tannins in initial sip slightly sweeter finish fruity

    about 7 years
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    blend of sangiovese merlot and Cabernet sauvignon

    about 7 years
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    Nice and light. Don't need to have with food.

    over 6 years
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    very good for red sauce. Feb 2011

    almost 7 years
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    Jeanne loved it; tasty but light

    about 7 years
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    Recommended by server at Biga

    almost 7 years
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    good with chicken and cheese

    almost 6 years
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    very nice, not too tannin-y.

    over 7 years
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    decent tuscan sangiovese

    over 7 years
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    WS90. Mild oak. Tasty.

    about 7 years
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    good with pasta dishes

    about 7 years
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    Juicy A Bit Raisiny

    over 6 years
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    over 6 years
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    Great value.

    almost 7 years
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    Sept. '10

    almost 7 years
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    amazing

    almost 7 years
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    fruity.

    over 7 years
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    ws 90

    over 6 years
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    90

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    (2006 Vintage) Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate - round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity.