The 2013 Morellino di Scansano Riserva offers good depth and intensity, even if it still appears to be a bit shocked post-bottling. Time in the glass helps some of the signature sweet red cherry, herb, tobacco and cedar nuances emerge. I would prefer to give the 2013 another year or two in bottle to fully come together.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025
Robert Parker 95
The 2013 Morellino di Scansano Riserva Poggio Valente is a breakthrough wine for Fattoria le Pupille and its talented winemaking team. This is a complete and balanced expression that shows its best side to all the senses: its appearance is richly saturated and bright; the bouquet is intense and complex; and the mouthfeel shows elegance and power. In all, this wine tastes and feels much younger than it really is and I have high hopes for its future aging ability. It shows a great sense of inner energy and liveliness that makes it a pleasure to drink in the near term as well. Soft flavors of black cherry, spice and grilled herb wrap thickly over the palate.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030