Aromas and flavors of blackberries and blueberries with licorice and black-pepper. Medium to full body. Chewy, yet refined and balance. Another two or three years of bottle age would bring it more together. Try after 2021 to soften.
96 points, James Suckling (Nov 2019)
In the 2017 Montevetrano (Colli di Salerno)I find depths of crushed blue and blackberries, laced with minerals, sweet exotic spices, and cocoa powder, as dark, alluring floral tones pull me closer to the glass, offset by a hint of fresh mint leaf. It floods the palate with silky textures and cool-toned black fruits, as brisk acids carry the 2017 Montevetrano effortlessly across the senses, leaving a coating of savory spice, minerals, and fine tannin. The finish is long and structured, clenching the palate with youthful grip, as hints of black fruits fade to reveal echoes of violet florals. There’s so much density on the palate, yet it is somehow lifted, seamless, and precise, with all the raw ingredients needed to evolve in the cellar over the next ten to twenty years. Gorgeous.
95 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Apr 2020)