Paolo Bea Pagliaro Secco Montefalco Sagrantino 2010

$84.99

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Slow-ox’d two hours prior and then decanted briefly before serving. Tart, under-ripened plums; fresh herbs; sandal wood; tomatillos; freshly un-canned racquetballs; baking spices; eucalyptus; cardamom. Spellbinding stuff. On the palate, dark fruits are so tightly packed and almost completely ensconced by a wall of tannin. There is so much power behind it though and it’s somehow enjoyable despite tannin. Obviously and almost painfully primary at this juncture in its very young life. The finish is looooooong and there’s a striking sensation of pure baking cocoa right at the death of it. What a wild and utterly captivating wine! The 15% ABV is superbly hidden and almost hard to believe. Considering the complexity and structure, I wouldn’t be surprised if well stored examples of these could drink through 2040 and beyond. The Bea family continue to endear themselves to me with wines like this. This was markedly better than the 2008 Pagliaro we drank last week.

Slow-ox’d two hours prior and then decanted briefly before serving. Tart, under-ripened plums; fresh herbs; sandal wood; tomatillos; freshly un-canned racquetballs; baking spices; eucalyptus; cardamom. Spellbinding stuff. On the palate, dark fruits are so tightly packed and almost completely ensconced by a wall of tannin. There is so much power behind it though and it’s somehow enjoyable despite tannin. Obviously and almost painfully primary at this juncture in its very young life. The finish is looooooong and there’s a striking sensation of pure baking cocoa right at the death of it. What a wild and utterly captivating wine! The 15% ABV is superbly hidden and almost hard to believe. Considering the complexity and structure, I wouldn’t be surprised if well stored examples of these could drink through 2040 and beyond. The Bea family continue to endear themselves to me with wines like this. This was markedly better than the 2008 Pagliaro we drank last week.

9.5

Patti Gamboni

Black tea and cinnamon stick almost sweet tannin, nice. Bigger alcohol but pretty well integrated.

Black tea and cinnamon stick almost sweet tannin, nice. Bigger alcohol but pretty well integrated.

8.8

Michael Meyer

One of Bea’s “lighter” Sagrantino. Drinkable now, but so much more to offer over the next decade-plus. Tannins are smooth but herculean. Red-fruited of course but with some smokiness and spiciness that begs for hearty fare. Mussels and shrimp in spicy squid ink pasta did the trick...

One of Bea’s “lighter” Sagrantino. Drinkable now, but so much more to offer over the next decade-plus. Tannins are smooth but herculean. Red-fruited of course but with some smokiness and spiciness that begs for hearty fare. Mussels and shrimp in spicy squid ink pasta did the trick...

9.2

Michael Simonetti

Needs ten more years. But still so good. Raspberry.

Needs ten more years. But still so good. Raspberry.

9.3

Michael Meyer

Bea is an amazing producer

Bea is an amazing producer

9.2

Manny Abascal

Tannic. Young. 2009.

Tannic. Young. 2009.

8.8

Weijie Shi Delectable Pro

Absolute sick bottle. Loads of red cherry and raspberry, pure and bright. Huge structure with massive tannin. Smooth texture. Needs couple hours to breathe and fully blossom.

Absolute sick bottle. Loads of red cherry and raspberry, pure and bright. Huge structure with massive tannin. Smooth texture. Needs couple hours to breathe and fully blossom.

9.7

Scott Guglielmino

Big, a bit too classic of a flavor

Big, a bit too classic of a flavor

8.8

Pablo

They're not kidding around when they say Sagrantino's tannins are intense. This was mouth-drying tannins like I've never seen before, even after decanting for several hours. I went back and bought another bottle to save for another few years. Still, nice acidity and structured. Dark cherries and herbs on the palate. An exceptionally interesting wine but could use more time for the tannins to soften.

They're not kidding around when they say Sagrantino's tannins are intense. This was mouth-drying tannins like I've never seen before, even after decanting for several hours. I went back and bought another bottle to save for another few years. Still, nice acidity and structured. Dark cherries and herbs on the palate. An exceptionally interesting wine but could use more time for the tannins to soften.

9.1

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    Lilydale, MN 55118

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