The 1998 is an outstanding success, with elegance allied to power and intensity. Montevetrano's hallmark blackberry and black raspberry component is present as well as beautiful purity/symmetry, and a long, medium to full-bodied, highly-concentrated finish.
Boasts a gorgeous nose of blueberry and raspberry jam intermixed with smoke, licorice, and minerals. There is an impressive fruit intensity as well as an undeniable elegance and overall symmetry/balance.
Morgante - Wine Advocate
Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT
The 1998 Nero d'Avola reveals a Burgundian-like softness in addition to plenty of spicy, sour cherry notes in its elegant bouquet, medium body, and round, attractive, subtle flavors.
Falesco - Wine Advocate
Merlot Umbria IGT
[B]oasts an opaque purple color as well as a sumptuous nose redolent of blackberry liqueur, espresso beans, mocha, and smoke. Dense, full-bodied, chewy, and low in acidity - a sumptuous drinking experience.
The terrific opaque purple-colored 1998 Montiano exhibits a spectacular bouquet of black cherry liqueur, licorice, and toasty copious quantities of glycerin, cassis, black cherries, and blackberries. As it sits in the in glass, aromas and flavors of melted chocolate and toasty oak emerge.
This profoundly complex, black/purple-colored effort boasts wild blackberry/blueberry and mineral scents intertwined with smoke, tobacco, and licorice aromas. The flavors mirror the bouquet. Displaying a wealth of fruit, glycerin, concentration, and body, it is a massive, huge effort with sweet tannin, low acidity, and a spectacular 45+ second finish...
[P]rofound.[...] An opaque purple-colored, powerful, enormously-endowed effort, it offers gorgeous black currant, plum, and blackberry characteristics infused with spice box, chocolate, and vanilla. This harmonious wine oozes with extract and glycerin. Extraordinarily pure and impressive with copious tannin nearly hidden beneath the wine's superb richness, this beauty should be at it's apogee between 2004-2020.