Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2017
Expressive and rangy, this red offers mushroom, woodsy underbrush, cherry and plum aromas and flavors, with accents of cinnamon, mineral and tobacco that add depth. Balanced and long finish. Drink now through 2026. 12,500 cases made, 5,800 cases imported.
Scorched earth, underbrush and a whiff of blue flower form the subtle nose. The rather light-bodied, accessible palate offers fleshy black cherry and star anise alongside dusty tannins before closing on a black olive note.