Wine Advocate 91 Points
The 2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano caresses the palate with dark plums, smoke, licorice and spices, all in a soft, seamless style that is ideal for drinking over the next few years. This is a lovely, beautifully balanced wine. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.-AG
International Wine Cellar 90 Points
Bright ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of strawberry, raspberry and fresh flowers, with a strong mineral nuance. Juicy, penetrating, spice-accented red fruit flavors show very good clarity; an obvious step up in concentration from the Rosso di Montepulciano. Finishes smooth, long and gently sweet. This really benefits from aeration so decant it before serving it or hold it in the cellar a bit.-Id'A
James Suckling 91 Points
A wine with dried lemon and cedar with hints of meat and sweet tobacco. Full body, with good density of fruit in palate. Chewy, bright finish. Wait until 2013 to open.