Pugnitello Toscana IGT
Italy - Tuscany
Wine Specator Review | 92 Points:
"Distinctive blackberry, cassis, earth, tar and dark chocolate flavors converge on the dense tannins in this red. Fresh, with a burly edge that should pair well with grilled steak or meat sauces. Drink now through 2023." -- BS
Wine Enthusiast Review | 88 Points:
"Made from the native grape Pugnitello, this hearty red opens with aromas of dried Mediterranean herbs, scorched earth, allspice and overripe black fruit. The warm, forward palate doles out baked plum, ripe raspberries, blue flowers, clove and the heat of evident alcohol. Velvety tannins wrap around the palate, but the dominant alcohol throws it off balance and gives it a monolithic character."
Vinous.com Review | 88 Points:
"The 2011 Pugnitello is another wine that is clearly marked by the vintage. Dried plums, cloves, worn-in leather and smoke meld together in an immediate, juicy wine that needs to be enjoyed sooner rather than later. The heat of the vintage has baked out many of the varietal notes." -- Antonio Galloni