Tenuta Alzatura D.O.C.G. 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino, $19.99-$37.99, 90+ points, poured core black trending a copper/purple toward the clear rim and very leggy glass bowl.
The nose was a toasty black currant with truffle notes.
Nearly full-bodied with good acidity, strident tannin, with flavors reflective of the nose, and accenting licorice and savory notes, which were energized by a powerful 15% alcohol.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm spice, and an enduring tannic finish (maybe too much for the tannin sensitive).
I loved this wine, and it paired well with my pepperoni pizza, but it really needs some time to mature.
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