Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Wine Review: Le Maciarine Montecucco Rosso 2015


So just a few days ago I admitted that I had to use a backup bottle from my own collection for my review because the bottle that I had scheduled to review was corked. Well, that corked bottle was Maciarine Montecucco Sangiovese 2015. And that says nothing about that wine because corked bottles just happen. It comes with the territory.

But what does say something is the haste that they showed, after I informed them of the faulty bottle, to replace it. In no time at all I saw their Le Maciarine Montecucco Rosso 2015 at my doorstep and I was quite surprised to see it arrive so quickly. These guys are invested in their brand and their online reputation. That's a pretty valuable asset to guys like myself... if the product is good.

And luckily the wine is pretty friggin' good too. The color of the wine is ruby red. On the nose there's aromas of black cherries, raisins, milk chocolate, and licorice. One review that I read mentioned balsamic vinegar and since then I cannot help but notice that. On the palate it's medium bodied with soft tannin and a low key acidity for a Sangiovese. There's flavors of red cherries, black cherries,  plums, graphite, and mocha. Then it finishes with black cherries, hot ethanol, and graphite minerality.

For $19 this is exactly what I would want out of a Montecucco Rosso, or any wine titled "Rosso" out of Tuscany. Well rounded, not an acid monster, good on its own, but still a food wine in spirit.

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $19
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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