2017 Paolo Bea Pagliaro Secco, Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Italy

$116.99 USD $125.00 USD

t’s not often that I would open a Paolo Bea note with “unbelievably pretty” or “sweetly scented and finessed”, but that’s exactly what the 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Pagliaro is in the glass. This is a veritable spice box on the nose, mixed with masses of dried flowers and exotic spices. Its textures are pure silk, showing a refinement not often found at this early stage in the wine’s development. Dark red fruit melds with their mineral underpinnings to create an impression of total elegance. The mentholated finale leaves a subtle layer of fine tannins to mingle with hints of blackberry and currant, as the wine finishes long yet lively and fresh. The 2017 spent 42 days macerating on the skins.”
Rated 93 Points Vinous, Eric Guido