Here's a bold and thickly layered expression from southern Tuscany. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Manapetra opens to dark fruit and blackberry followed by spice, leather and cured tobacco. This medium to full-bodied Riserva exhibits dense tannic structure, but it also has enough fiber and fruit succulence to soften up any hard edges.
by ML, Robert Parker , 2019
Moderately saturated, bright red. Pungently floral notes complement strawberry, flint, peppery herbs and underbrush. Then rounder and smoother in the mouth, especially with extended aeration, with penetrating, zingy acidity that beautifully frames and intensifies the strawberry and flinty flavors. Nicely savory on the persistent finish.
by ID, Vinous Media , 2019
There is sufficient meat on the bones of his red, along with cherry, wild herb, loamy earth and tobacco flavors. Firm, vibrant and balanced, with a long, intense aftertaste of fruit, earth and mineral.
by BS, Wine Spectator , 2020