Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano|
A mix of fruity and savory, this red reveals as much euclayptus, bay leaf, thyme and tobacco as black cherry, blackberry and licorice. Concentrated and solidly built, lingering with an aftertaste of dark fruit and Mediterranean herbs, plus iron and tobacco. Best from 2023 through 2042. 15,000 cases made, 7,800 cases imported.
Earthy aromas of underbrush, leather and a whiff of game form the subtle nose. The rather light-bodied, accessible palate offers prune, licorice and a dollop of vanilla alongside dusty, drying tannins.