Montepeloso Gabbro 2012
Gabbro er Fabios 100% Cabernet Sauvignon fra gamle stokke, der har slået rod dybt i det kystnære terroir. Majestætisk og dyb som Kierkegaard. Vinen er produceret i et varmt år, der har givet fuldmodne cabernet-druer og en vin, der emmer af mørk frugt, vilde urter og tobak fra Havanas gamle cigarrullehaller…
93 points Robert ParkerHere is an impressive interpretation of Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Gabbro is true to the variety but it also shows aromas that faithfully peg it to Coastal Tuscany. There is a layer of rosemary or oregano that reminds me of the Mediterranean wild shrubs that grow along the seafront. Beyond those brambly aromas is a thick core of impenetrable black fruit with cherry and blackberry. Exotic spice fills in the rear. The intensity is memorable. This is a bottle for your cellars
93 points James SucklingLots of violet, mineral and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, firm and round tannins, hints of toasted oak and lots of chocolate. Some dried leaves. too. Bigger and riper style, but this stays fresh. Needs a year or two to soften.
93 points VinousA big, powerful wine, the 2012 Gabbro (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has handled the heat nicely, as its personality remains pretty much intact. The flavors are intense and bold, yet also delineated, with slightly softer contours and less forbidding structure than the wine typically presents in its youth. Smoke, graphite, black cherries, crushed rocks and violets form an attractive fabric of aromas in this dense, jammy coastal Cabernet Sauvignon.