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Tasting Notes for Montevetrano - Montevetrano, 2001:
Silvia Imparato’s path breaking blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Aglianico seems to do best in odd-numbered years — 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, and now this beautiful 2001 — even though I continue to have a soft spot for the 1992, a shot across the bow which seems to have helped wake up a then slumbering region with an enormous potential. Blackish ruby in color, warm, spicy, and penetrating in aroma with expansive notes of black currants, graphite, mint, and licorice, it is both concentrated and lush on the palate with a solid structure and swelling volume which promise fifteen years of life ahead.
The Wine Advocate Aug 2004
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period: 2004-2019
Tasting Notes for Montevetrano - Montevetrano, 1999:
A 19,000-bottle blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Aglianico produced from extremely small yields, this unfined/unfiltered, elegant yet singular wine boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of blueberry pie, cassis, minerals, and violets. Dense, medium to full-bodied, and harmonious, with a fabulous underlying liquid minerality, it is a distinctive, pure wine to drink now and over the next 15 years.
Proprietor Silvia Imparato and her oenologist, Riccardo Cotarella, continue to fashion one of southern Italy's most distinctive wines. Since the debut vintage in 1994, this offering has been a testament to the conservative viticulture of the proprietor as well as the extraordinary winemaking skills of Cotarella.
Wine Advocate # 137 Oct 2001
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2001-2016