James Suckling 91 - A savory and spicy red with plenty of ripe fruit plus cedar and dried cherry character. Medium body, fresh finish. Delicious wine for the vintage. Drink now or hold.
Wine Advocate 91 - The 2014 Valletta is a 50/50 blend of Sangiovese from vineyards in Castellina and Merlot from Panzano. The blend is aged in oak for 18 months. This is a beautiful wine with generous fruit tones. Cherry and dried raspberry are protagonists and the wine is further fleshed out by savory touches of spice and cured leather. The primary fruit is given ample room to shine through and the mouthfeel is linear and fresh.
This red is made of Merlot and Sangiovese. The wine is an intense ruby red in colour and is characterized by a complex and intriguing range of aromas: ripe black fruit, liquorice, spices and tobacco leaf. On the palate it is silky and enveloping with a fine density and persistence. The finish shows notes of ripe black fruit, liquorice, coffee, and dark chocolate.