The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino Chiusa di Pannone is a bold and contemporary expression from this special appellation at the heart of Umbria. The wine opens to a dark and impenetrable appearance with thick aromatic layers that span the spectrum for a dark red of this sophistication and intensity. Black fruit segues to campfire ash, exotic spice and Spanish cedar. Those soft and spicy oak elements are put clearly on display. The finish is much softer and more velvety than you usually encounter with the highly tannic Sagrantino grape. This is a beautiful wine.
Score: 94 points -- Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 2017