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26 April, 2007

Monte Antico Red Wine 2003

Posted in : Red Wine, Sangiovese on by : becca

Monte Antico
Other words on the label: Toscano
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Red Wine 2003
Sangiovese

The first sip was overwhelming earthy, by which I mean it tasted like dirt. After a few more swirls, I attributed the earthiness to mushrooms, leavened with the pith of a grapefruit.

This wine just didn’t taste quite natural. The best approximation I can offer is that it left a residue in your mouth reminiscent of helium you’ve sucked out of a balloon. Or perhaps it’s closer to the taste of chapstick, you know, after you’ve taken a chomp off the top. What, you didn’t do that?

It’s curious…too curious.

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