This is an impossibly delicious wine born under one very lucky star. The 2002 Vin Santo di Montepulciano undergoes such a long aging regime in tiny oak vessels, everything must line up perfectly if the wine is to show this level of quality and perfection. Any minimal spoilage or oxidation in any single barrel could mean destruction. I tasted this sample in a precious 100 milliliter bottle. The bouquet puts forth a stunning array of honey, candied fruit, dried apricot and brown sugar aromas.
97 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 234 - Dec 2017)
The 2002 Vin Santo di Montepulciano is gorgeous. Bright acids give the toffee, dried herb, sweet tobacco and fig notes an attractive kick of brightness. In 2002, the Vin Santo is not as viscous as it can be, but that is not a bad thing, as the 2002 possesses terrific balance and tons of harmony. Drink this beautifully expressive Vin Santo over the next decade or so.
95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2018)
Almost cola-colored, this is intense, yet supple and vibrant, boasting caramel, molasses, dried fig and orange peel flavors. The terrific balance and structure keep this persistent, while the finish fades gracefully. Drink now through 2024. 83 cases made.
95 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct 2018)
Made with dried Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes, this meditation wine offers aromas of chestnut honey, caramel and nutmeg. The spicy, balanced palate offers candied tangerine, dried fig and toasted almond alongside fresh acidity and a lingering finish.
95 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (May 2019)