2006 Montepeloso, Toscana IGT, Eneo (RT 93) SO’d for the day, then followed over the course of three evenings. Showing a deep, dark ruby hue, yet sharply focused and crystal clear near the rim. An initial hit of toasted oak fades in short order to segue to a profile that’s clearly Tuscan in its conveyance of dark, perfectly ripe black cherry, blackberry and dusty fruit, layered with notes of Tuscan spice and brambly underbrush. On the palate it delivers an utterly seamless character, marked by fresh acidity and ripe, dusty tannins. A real gem, the 2006 is just now turning the corner to its early drinking window and has the stuffing to go a long distance down the road.  While distinctly crafted with a modern, red blend spin, this is a gorgeous bottling that offers superb value in a market where the top Tuscan blends command a remarkably higher price point! A brilliant performance by a top class Suvereto producer, I can’t wait to try a 2006 Gabbro sometime soon!