Monte Antico

Cost: $15.95
Grape Variety: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Empson & Co. S.R.L.
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium to medium+ ruby to garnet in colour with an intense nose.

A simple easy drinking Italian wine that still retains some ruggedness.

Positives: Cedar, plum, dark & sour cherry, sage, red licorice & leather. Medium to medium+ body and tannins, with good acidity and an average length.

Negatives: Nose is better than the taste.

Drink now on or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with pizza.

Tasted: 19 May 13

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

Thanks to Carol Ann, from WineAlign, for the opportunity to taste this.

LCBO: 69377