Yum. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and delicious fruit from blueberry to ground coffee. Long and velvety. Delicious now, but will improve with age. Wonderful wine.
93 points, James Suckling (Dec 2011)
Colpetrone’s 2007 Sagrantino di Montefalco Gold is another huge wine. In this case, much of that is attributable to the vintage. Smoke, tar, licorice and black fruit all literally explode from the glass. This full-bodied, intense Sagrantino desperately needs to be paired with food. Even allowing for the vintage difference, the Gold isn’t better than the straight Sagrantino, it is just different in interpretation, but still very much in-your-face. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.
90 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 205 - Feb 2013)
Floral notes are the only hint of the fruit in this lean wine, which otherwise smells like chipped rock and lasts on mineral tannins. What’s intriguing is the elasticity of those tannins, as if you can feel the fruitiness they hold. Give this several years in the cellar and the wine should appear more complete.
90 points, Wine & Spirits (Apr 2012)
Tuscany and Piemonte have nothing like the Sagrantino grape, a rare black grape that blew me away in Umbria. 2007 Colpetrone is a beautiful example of a colliding of the perfect vintage and the perfect place for Sagrantino - Montefalco. It is a powerhouse, a luscious introduction to a wine every person fancying Italian wine ought to know. For years other European winemakers discreetly crossed over the east side of the mountains and quietly bought up Sagrantino to use as a secret ingredient in punier wines. So the Umbrians say, and they may be right, this grape would stiffen up the weaklings. It's an intense and powerful, midnight black in color, full of mysterious aromas, deep and dark flavors, saturated texture and a long, brooding finish. Colpetrone is rich already and should probably stay in the cellar another year or so and will keep another decade. I'll bet you can't drink just one!
Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor