2006 Bindella Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Rating: ★★★½☆

Vintage: 2006
Producer: Bindella
Variety: Sangiovese
Designation: Riserva
Region: Italy
Sub-region: Tuscany, Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
ABV: 14.5%
Price: $37, available in AB, not BC

He says: “Good things take time.” “Good things come to those that wait.” Pick your cliché and recite it while you give this wine the honor of a decant. After about 30 mins, this wine transforms like a mild-mannered office worker donning a cape to fight crime. No longer boring, a beautifully integrated structure of fine tannins and rich flavours of coffee and chocolate emerge to excite the palate. On first taste, I wasn’t that impressed, but after time, this wine really wowed me. Serves me right.

She says: This wine was typical Italian: cherry, earthy, with a rustic nature that evolved into elegance. A characterful Italian wine that paired perfectly with the bruschetta and pizza. It’s a shame that we can’t buy it in BC.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med ruby
Smells like: Clean, med intensity, developing, red fruit, licorice, fennel, oak
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acidity, med+ body, med+ intensity, med+ tannin, cherry, oak, licorice, chocolate, coffee, med alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Good to Excellent, Ready to drink

6 comments to 2006 Bindella Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva

Wine truths

“I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it if I am; Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.”
by Madame Bollinger

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.