TN: 2003 Castello di Monsanto Nemo Toscana IGT (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

  • 2003 Castello di Monsanto Nemo Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (2/20/2013)
    This was more restrained on the nose than I’d expected, with a unique element that I can’t quite place. There’s an earthy quality to it, but that doesn’t fully capture it. The palate was dark and relatively full/rich, although I’m not sure I could’ve pinned this as a cab if I hadn’t known. I recently purchased a few of these, so this may have suffered from its recent transportation. I’m hoping the next bottle will show more delineation and verve, after some additional rest in the cellar. (89 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

I didn’t know that this wine makes it to our shores after I tasted, for the first time, the 2004 at the Castello last August. 100% cabernet, as I recall, I quite liked the 2004 then, I also noted earthy notes, and would look it up back in the States if I can just remember to.