Tenuta Monteti

Reviews CABURNIO

Caburnio

GAMBERO ROSSO, I Vini d’Italia 2019.
4grappolo-uva-c BIBENDA 2018
Brilliant ruby red. Intense and rich, characterized by merry notes of wild berries, cherry, myrtle, noble vegetal hints, loam, tobacco, licorice. Freshness and a good glycerin dose, are the pass to a well orchestrated mouth with sweet tannins. 
91/100 DOCTOR WINE, Guida essenziale 2019 – D. Cernilli.
Ruby, garnet red. At the nose offers notes of wild cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, with a recall to the Mediterranean scrub fragrancies, spices and slightly balsamic hints. Clean and linear, structured, it leans on the palate with present but fine tannins. Good persistency. 
   
   
 

91/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE, 30 November – Monica Larner
A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Caburnio is a dark and compelling expression from the Tuscan Coast. The bouquet is vertical and bright with nicely delineated tones of candied cherry, kirsch or crème de cassis. The wine shows distictive elegance, and that comes through very nicely in this balanced vintage. This is an excellent value option.
91/100 FALSTAFF, October 2017 – Othmar Kiem.
Shiny ruby red, with pleasant notes of cassis, blackberries, and undergrowth. Very enveloping and round in the palate, shows beautiful and mature berries, opens up with clean tannins, sweet and fine fruity notes in the finale.
 2-bicchieri-nero GAMBERO ROSSO, I Vini d’Italia 2018.
Today the estate is on the forefront of environmental sustainability (…). Caburnio is fragrant and has a great drinkability. 
90/100 DOCTOR WINE, Guida essenziale 2018 – D. Cernilli.
Ruby, almost garnet red. Tones of dark fruit, morello cherry, blackberry, sour orange, cardamom, flint. Elegant and progressive at the palate, sapid, with good freshness and slightly balsamic. Joung but well tamed tannins. 
4grappolo-uva-c BIBENDA 2018
Adamant ruby red. It recalls Mediterrenan bushes, topsoil, pot pourri, grafite, morello cherry, cherry and balsamic hints. A phenolic flow well settled onto a gentle structure, long and tasty.
91/100 WINE ENTHUSIAST, Karin O’Keefe, May 2018
Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Alicante, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this opens with savory aromas of black-skinned berry, Mediterranean scrub and a whiff of bell pepper. The juicy palate delivers cassis, Marasca cherry and a touch of tangerine zest alongside polished tannins. Drink Through 2022. 

91/100 THE WINE SPECTATOR, December 2016 – Bruce Sanderson.
A taut, linear style this exhibits cherry, almond, soy and underbrush aromas and flavours. Focused, with precise balance and a firm dense structure. Fine Length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drinking range: 2018-2017.
91/100 FALSTAFF, October 2016 – Othmar Kiem.
Shiny ruby red, with garnet glares. Opens up at the nose with immediacy, notes of cherry and fleshy rose leaves. Round and smooth at the palate, shows fine notes of cassis and clean tannins, with a beautiful fresh ending. 
91/100 DECANTER, April 2017 – Christelle Guibert.
A Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that has 15% of high-acid Alicante Bouschet which adds freshness. Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are also part of the blend. It’s very expressive with concentrated red cherry and plum fruit but also precision and finesse.
92/100 GUIDA VERONELLI 2017 – Daniel Thomases
2-bicchieri-nero GAMBERO ROSSO, I Vini d’Italia 2017.
4grappolo-uva-c BIBENDA 2017
Clean ruby red softening on the borders, presents an intense bouquet of black cherries, morello cherry jam, resin, toasted pine nuts, carob, chinotto, dry red flowers, alchermes and a good hint of vegetal notes. Full bodied, a good rhythmical tannin structure and a vigorous acidity in a long, fruity and balsamic ending.
91/100

DOCTOR WINE, Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2017
Blend of cabernet sauvignon 50%, merlot 25%, alicante-bouchet 15%, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Dark ruby red. Good nose, intense between floral and fruity notes, rose and cherry, and pyrazinic hints. Spicy and slightly balsamic. Mouth intense, full, tasty, vibrant for the still young tannins. Good ending.

WINE OF THE WEEK
 

JANCIS ROBINSON, November 2016, jancisrobinson.com

92/100 WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, K. O’Keefe, August 2015.
Supple and structured, this delicious red offers scents of Mediterranean scrub, mint, blue flowers and ripe berries. Made with 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 20% Alicante, the juicy palate delivers Morello cherry, cassis, mocha and wild aromatic herb notes. Supple tannins carry the savory flavors. Enjoy through 2016.
 91/100 FALSTAFF, Othmar Kiem, N.06 Sett-Ott 2015.
Brilliant ruby red with violet glares. Well defined and intense nose, with notes of mature cherries, blackberries and a slight hint of pepper on the background. Very drinkable and round with nice mature fruits, opens up with neat tannins to offer the sweetness of the fruit in the finale.
  89/100 VINOUS – Antonio Galloni, October 2015.
The 2011 Caburnio offers an unusual level of freshness and vibrancy for the year. A wine of aromatic lift and finesse, the Caburnio graces the palate with a bevy of sweet floral notes, silky tannins, red berry fruit and cinnamon. Drink this perfumed gracious Maremma red over the next few years. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Alicante-Bouschet, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Drinking window 2015-2021.
16.5/20 I Vini d’Italia, Guida de l’Espresso, ottobre 2016.
Al naso fresco, un po’ chiuso, dalla piacevole scia speziata; più definito e intenso al gusto: emergono il frutto (ribes) e un’apprezzabile armonia d’insieme.
2-bicchieri-nero Gambero Rosso, I Vini d’Italia 2016

89/100 VINOUS, A. Galloni, September 2014
The 2010 Caburnio is one of the best Maremma wines in its price range. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot, the 2010 is warm, supple and resonant from start to finish. Mocha, espresso, plums, sweet spices and savory herbs bristle on the palate in this very pretty, entry-level wine from Monteti. Drinking window: 2014-2020.
 89/100 WINE SPECTATOR, February 2014
An aromatic version, with flavors of flowers, black currant, raspberry and briar backed by burly tannins. On the wild side, showing personality and length. Should pair well with grilled lamb. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2021.

91/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE DI ROBERT PARKER, August 2013, M. Larner.
The 2009 Caburnio (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Alicante Bouschet and 10% Merlot) is a full and generous wine with layers of red cherry, light spice and leather that are delivered in quick succession. Sharp freshness cuts to the back of the palate and gives this wine an incredibly vibrant feel. The menthol reinforces those sensations and peppermint-like tones also present here. At this price, this is an unbelievable steal. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.
89/100 VINOUS – ANTONIO GALLONI, August 20132
The 2009 Caburnio comes across as a bit slender in this vintage, with less of the opulence of the very best years, when it has challenged some of the region’s higher priced bottlings. A solid second wine, the 2009 shows good depth and balance, although some slightly green, herbal notes are a bit of a distraction.
90/100 ★★★ GUIDA VERONELLI 2013
3grappolo-uva-c AIS – GUIDA DUEMILAVINI

91/100 WINE SPECTATOR, October 2012, B. Sanderson.
Marked by sweet black cherry flavors, this red also evokes cedar, lead pencil and floral notes. Fresh and firm, with fine balance and a lingering aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2022.
92/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE DI ROBERT PARKER, June 2012, A. Galloni
The 2008 Caburnio is one of the very best wines from Tuscany in its price range. Espresso, mocha, sweet grilled herbs and plums wrap around the palate in this deep, inviting wine. Hints of licorice, crushed flowers, tobacco and new leather add complexity on the striking, nuanced finish. Caburnio is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Alicante-Bouschet and 20% Merlot aged partly in oak and partly in steel. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
89/100 FALSTAFF, June 2011
90/100 ★★★ GUIDA VERONELLI
15/20 I VINI D’ITALIA – GUIDE DE L’ESPRESSO
 This year the winery presents both the wines: next to the always reliable Caburnio there is the real jewel, Monteti, a red Bordeaux-style wine, full bodied and very fascinating; made with a modern concept but without the common characteristics that make similar all the wines of the same typology.
3grappolo-uva-c AIS – GUIDA DUEMILAVINI
An intense ruby colour invites to taste the wine. Perfumes of mature fruit, blackberry and plum. A high acidity gives the wine a freshness that is balanced with the alcohol and young tannins. Good persistence. The wine is aged separately before the final blend, half of the varieties age in stainless steel vats, and the other half age in two years old oak barrels and tonneaux.

 1medaglia-oro-c-01 Gold medal – 2012 CINCINNATI INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL
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91/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE di ROBERT PARKER N. 196 – August 2011, A. Galloni
Tenuta Monteti’s Caburnio is one of the best value in Italian wine today, and the 2007 is another strong effort. Sweet roasted coffee beans, mocha, grilled herbs and dark red fruit are woven in a gorgious fabric of considerable elegance. The Caburnio possesses striking mid-palate presence and a long, harmonious finish. Caburnio is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Alicante Bouschet and 20% Merlot aged in equal part steel and French oak, most of it neutral. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
92/100 WINE SPECTATOR INSIDER Vol. 7, No. 10, March 2011, B. Sanderson
Fresh and focused flavors of black cherry, black currant and herbs that border on jammy, but never cross the line. Supple and smooth, offering ripe tannins and bright acidity for structure, with excellent length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot. Best from 2012 through 2024.
91/100 WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, February 2012
88/100 FALSTAFF
 ★★ GUIDA VERONELLI
15,5/20 15,5/20 I VINI D’ITALIA – GUIDE DE L’ESPRESSO
This year the winery presents both the wines: next to the always reliable Caburnio there is the real jewel, Monteti, a red Bordeaux-style wine, full bodied and very fascinating; made with a modern concept but without the common characteristics that make similar all the wines of the same typology.
4grappolo-uva-c AIS – GUIDA DUEMILAVINI
An intense ruby colour invites to taste the wine. Perfumes of mature fruit, blackberry and plum. A high acidity gives the wine a freshness that is balanced with the alcohol and young tannins. Good persistence. The wine is aged separately before the final blend, half of the varieties age in stainless steel vats, and the other half age in two years old oak barrels and tonneaux.

90/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE di ROBERT PARKER N. 190, August 2010, A. Galloni.L
The 2006 Caburnio is a big, boisterous wine that captures the essence of this important Tuscan vintage. Blackberries, grilled herbs, spices, menthol and cassis are some of the nuances that come together in the glass with tons of Maremma character. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. Tenuta Monteti is doing some very interesting things in Maremma. The entry-level Caburnio, a French oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante Bouschet, expresses plenty of the signature house style.
90/100 WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, February 2012
4grappolo-uva-c DECANTER
91/100 FALSTAFF
4grappolo-uva-c I VINI D’ITALIA – GUIDE DE L’ESPRESSO
5grappolo-uva-c AIS – GUIDA DUEMILAVINI
 ★★ GUIDA VERONELLI

89/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE di ROBERT PARKER N. 190, August 2010, A. Galloni.
The 2005 Caburnio reveals a brighter shade of red fruit and higher-toned aromatics than the decidedly virile 2006. Red raspberries, flowers, minerals, scorched earth and spices emerge on a mid-weight frame. In keeping with the style of the vintage the tannins are a touch firm, but that is a relatively small critique for a wine at this price point. This, too, is another fabulous effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Tenuta Monteti is doing some very interesting things in Maremma. The entrylevel Caburnio, a French oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante Bouschet, expresses plenty of the signature house style.
90/100 WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE, February 2012
3grappolo-uva-c GAMBERO ROSSO
Caburnio 2005 has a delicious freshness and drinkability, a blend made with cabernet sauvignon, merlot and alicante.
4grappolo-uva-c I VINI D’ITALIA – GUIDE DE L’ESPRESSO
Only recently come onto the maremman wine scene, Tenuta Monteti has quickly managed to create a big attention around itself with two wines, very convincing thanks to the vigour and balance that characterize them. Although their young age, a particular and strong structure appears, which with aging will create unusual wines.
5grappolo-uva-c AIS – GUIDA DUEMILAVINI
GUIDA VERONELLI
   

90/100 THE WINE ADVOCATE di ROBERT PARKER N. 190, August 2010
The 2004 Caburnio is fairly forward and evolved (in a positive sense) in its dark red fruit, tobacco, licorice, chocolate, spices and dried flowers. This is a beautiful wine for readers who want to enjoy a Tuscan red with a little bit of bottle age. The balance here is impeccable. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012. Tenuta Monteti is doing some very interesting things in Maremma. The entry-level Caburnio, a French oak-aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante Bouschet, expresses plenty of the signature house style.
  RECOMMENDED – DECANTER, APRIL 2007
90/100 FALSTAFF
90/100 FALSTAFF MAGAZINE, Oktober 2006, “Neue Stars Aus der Maremma”, Othmar Kiem
A deep rich ruby violet colour, the bouquet presents itself initially with slightly smoky notes, a bit of tar and then an abundance of black currants. The approach to the palate is juicy, opening up then with wonderful firmly structured tannins, deeply profound. A long finish.
3grappolo-uva-c GAMBERO ROSSO
Extraordinary debut for Paolo Baratta’s winery, which has a 25 hectare vineyard. The Monteti 2004, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc with a small part of Alicante and Merlot, reached the final stage of the three glasses competition, proving to be a complex and very fascinating wine. Caburnio 2004 is a very pleasant wine to drink, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot.
89/100 BIBENDA n°21, August-September 2006
Very powerful, deep impenetrabile inky colour. Perfumes are driven by a forceful impact of wild berries and violets and evolves into vanilla, chocolate, coffee and sweet tobacco. Silky, slightly hot and fully flavoured. Fruity and smoky in the finish.
The Caburnio of Tenuta Monteti capable of demonstrating in merely one tasting all the charm of the enchanting land of Capalbio.
86/100 GUIDA VERONELLI 2007

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