Posted on Jul, 31. 2012 by Kevin Sidders
A new slate of reviews from Robert Parker was published last week, and with it came a great review (that we anticipated) on a wine we originally offered back in February — the 2008 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio. Antonio Galloni simply raved about the wine and gave it an impressive 92 point score:
The 2008 Caburnio is one of the very best wines from Tuscany in its price range. Espresso, mocha, sweet grilled herbs and plums wrap around the palate in this deep, inviting wine. Hints of licorice, crushed flowers, tobacco and new leather add complexity on the striking, nuanced finish. Caburnio is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Alicante-Bouschet and 20% Merlot aged partly in oak and partly in steel. 92 points. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
Tenuta Monteti remains arguably the single finest source for reasonably priced wines in Maremma.
I’ve posted the meat of the original offer below with all the details, but the take-aways are as follows:
- Italian Cabernet-based blend with Alicante and Merlot
- Very consistent each vintage in terms of flavor profile and quality level
- 2007 is still drinking great, and I loved the one bottle of 08 I recently tried
- The price remains ridiculously low (mid-teens) for the quality delivered
- We warned you to buy before the sexy press came out, and now it’s here
With all that said, we were shocked to find out that this wine is STILL IN STOCK (for now, given the press), so we’re re-offering it to provide those who missed it a chance to get one of our top values of the year, and those who’ve worked through their original purchase to buy some more. PLEASE ACT QUICKLY as there’s no telling now long their stock will last…
Retail Price: $18.00