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Salcheto 2010 Riserva Red (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)

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Aromas of black plum, cake spice and hints of leather and tilled earth lead the nose. The spicy palate combines elegance and structure, offering black cherry, vanilla, mocha and white pepper alongside firm but fine-grained tannins. Drink 2016–2022.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
90
points

Salcheto 2012 Sangiovese (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)

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A pure expression of Sangiovese, this delivers aromas and flavors of black cherry, dried plum, licorice, ground black pepper and hints of leather and tobacco. Solid tannins give it a firm structure. Drink 2017–2022.

 — K.O.  (9/1/2015)
90
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Salcheto 2011 Sangiovese (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)

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This opens with classic Sangiovese aromas of blue flower, ripe berry, tilled earth and a whiff of leather. The palate delivers black cherry, savory herb, espresso and a hint of tobacco alongside bracing tannins. Drink 2016–2021.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
88
points

Salcheto 2013 Red (Rosso di Montepulciano)

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Made with organically grown grapes, this juicy Rosso boasts sensations of tilled earth, violet, crushed black cherry, red currants and graphite. It’s savory, fresh and unpretentious.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
88
points

Salcheto 2013 Obvius Sangiovese (Rosso di Montepulciano)

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Made with organic grapes, this savory wine delivers flavors that include crushed strawberry, sweet black cherry, clove and white pepper. It’s straightforward and balanced with a vibrant mouthfeel and firm tannins.

 — K.O.  (11/1/2014)
88
points

Salcheto 2012 Obvius Sangiovese (Rosso di Montepulciano)

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This opens with earthy underbrush, violet and red berry aromas. The palate is bright, with tart red cherry and ripe raspberry accented by notes of pepper and baking spice. It’s vibrant and calls out for hearty pastas or pecorino cheese.

 — K.O.  (2/1/2014)
88
points

Salcheto 2005 Salco Prugnolo Gentile (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)

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Salcheto is among the most interesting wineries in Montepulciano and definitely worth keeping your eye on if you love Italian wines. This expression of Vino Nobile offers loads of dark fruit and spice backed by medium density and fresh acidity.

 — M.L.  (4/1/2011)
88
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Salcheto 2004 Salco Prugnolo Gentile (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)

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Berry fruit and some dried apple skin come off the nose of this nicely shaped Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Give it a few minutes to open up in the glass: you’ll also get background notes of pepper, clove and wood shaving. Pair this ruby colored Tuscan wine with steak and wild porcini mushrooms.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2010)
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