Friday, June 11, 2010

Monte Antico Toscana 2006

I was surprised to see this little gem in ANBL when I popped in the other day.  Kelly and I drove to North Carolina for a cycling vacation this spring and we stopped at New Hampshire Liquor on our way down.  The Monte Antico was advertised as #61 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2009, and the blurb was something to the effect that it was the best value wine on the whole list.  For only $11, we had to give it a try.  And it was a winner.  Very well balanced, medium to full bodied, with bright fruit and soft tannins.  WS gave it a 90.  I’m not sure I’d go quite that high, but somewhere in that ball park is about right.  At $11 it was a off the charts for value – it’s the best $13 red I can recall.  At $19 from ANBL, it’s still good value. 

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

1 comment:

  1. Hello Norman,

    We blogged about this wine last October. I went out and bought a bottle to see if I still had the same feeling as last time. Yessiree Bob. Still not impressed, but I thought the chocolate jumped out a bit more than what I indicated in my tasting notes last time around. How it got a 90 from WS is a puzzle for me, but I'm just a wino. Nice to see things picking up again on the site, however I'm drinking lots of Opimian wine lately therefore I will probably not have many reviews to provide in the upcoming months. Anyways, it's 35 degrees in Mct so who would be drinking red wine anyway.