Tenuta Calimaia, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tuscany, Italy) 2020

($20):  Frescobaldi, a name synonymous with quality in Tuscany, has established this estate in Montepulciano.  It’s really a return to Montepulciano for them since Leonardo Di Niccolò Frescobaldi was the town’s mayor in 1390.  The exquisite 2020, their second vintage, is, in a word, gorgeous, melding black fruit that borders on tarriness with minerals.  Explosive, but not flamboyant, suave tannins provide just the right amount of structure to this lively beauty.  What a bargain, to boot!
94 Michael Apstein Jan 16, 2024