The new blend as of the 2003 Vintage is approx. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo/Merlot, 5% Colorino. The resulting Nobile is structured and complex, with a lovely nose of dried herbs, leather, earth, vanillin and strawberry jam and plenty of plummy, flavorful fruit on a palate made supple and appealing by the silky tannins and black cherry finish. Longevity is in the 8-year range and more.
"The 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows fabulous intensity in its dark fruit. It is a beautifully balanced Vino Nobile that offers superb depth wedded to a powerful sense of structure that should allow the wine to drink well for a number of years. The Vino Nobile is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo aged in a combination of cask and barrel. This is a fabulous effort. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Chewy and tannic, with good fruit, but the new wood is a little dominant now. Full and rich, with sweet berry and toasty oak flavors, followed by a vanilla aftertaste. Give this time and enjoy. Best after 2011. 4,165 cases made."