With 14.3% alcohol and costing under $24, the 2009 TorCalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. I think they come together at 15 years. This one’s only eleven.
Made with the same grape as Brunello, but on different soil, I think Vino Nobiles are a better buy. This one has spice, sun-dried tomato, and a medium body. It opened more and more with air for an hour. Montepulciano is a beautiful Tuscan city.
I’ll save the last half of the case for the future. Seek them out from TorCalvano or most any other producer from that area. In Vino Veritas.