*5R* 2018 Montevertine "Le Pergole Torte" Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, IT)

Weight: 5R

Varietal: Sangiovese

Region: Tuscany, Italy

96 pts Robert Parker

"A pure expression of Sangiovese, the Montevertine 2018 Le Pergole Torte works hard in this vintage to preserve its most elegant and timeless style. There is a point of ripeness and a hint of extra cherry concentration that gives this wine beautiful intensity and verticality. The expressive bouquet incorporates mild touches of spice, earth, pressed rose and lavender bud. I'm putting a plus sign next to my score to underline the aging potential of this vintage. The tannins are shapely and fine, but they reveal tight youthfulness that will soften with more time in the bottle. Silky, supple tannins are a hallmark of Le Pergole Torte."

- Robert Parker