2010 Tolaini, Picconero, Tuscany

Press and Tasting Notes

[94 pts Robert Parker] "A compelling blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2010 Picconero Tenuta Montebello packs a powerful punch in terms of density and concentration. This expression is rich and chewy with dark cherry and blackberry as protagonist. Solid supporting roles are played by tobacco, spice and bitter dark cho ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured February 03, 2016

THE REVIEW

Tignanello Toppler...Ornellaia Ouster...Sassicaia Squasher! These are just a few of the images that came to mind when we tasted the impressive 2010 Picconero Super-Tuscan from Tolaini.
    Picconero is the winery's flagship red produced only in the best vintages using only the estate's best grapes...and 2010 was a blockbuster!
    Let's be clear. Tignanello, Sassicaia and Ornellaia are outstanding wines. So, you can imagine how stunning this red blend is for us to make such bold statements.
    A Tre Bicchieri, Gambero Rosso winner (Italy's highest honor), this seductive Super-Tuscan is rich, concentrated and muscular; the wine is wonderfully balanced with tiers of concentrated fruits, berries and spices. Dedicated to producing wines in the tradition of First Growth Bordeaux, Tolaini selects only the best quality Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot grapes for Picconero.
    With only 75 cases making their way across the Atlantic, you will kick yourself if you don't put this on your table or in your cellar. Enjoy now or age for another ten years. Read More »

Region

TUSCANY

Tuscany is home to some of the most popular Italian red wines.  Located along the Tyrrehenian coast, the Mediterranean influence and hilly terrain allow Tuscany to offer a wide variety of wine styles.  The mo ... Read More »