“Antinori’s Le Mortelle is one of the most intriguing properties on the Tuscan coast for many reasons. One of these is an emphasis on Cabernet Franc and, especially, Carménère, a variety the Antinoris chose to plant based on their experience in Chile.”
“The 2012 Biserno is a seriously beautiful wine that is going to need time to fully open up. Mocha, plum, espresso and grilled herbs are some of the signatures, but the 2012 is a baby and not fully expressive at this early stage. Dark, opulent and large-scaled in conception, the Biserno has a lot to offer. Hints of dark red cherry, raspberry jam, spices and torrefaction blossom on an intense finish supported by suave, polished tannins. The Cabernet Franc is particularly expressive here. Drinking window: 2017-2027. 94 points
Lodovico Antinori continues to step up his game. These current releases are gorgeous. The entry-level Pino di Biserno is one of the best Maremma reds readers will find in its price range, while the flagship wines are naturally much more ambitious in both quality and price. Readers who enjoy the intense aromatics and structure of Maremma Cabernet Franc will find these wines particularly appealing.”
“The 2018 Biserno is a gorgeous, elegant wine that captures the essence of the house style today. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, espresso, licorice and incense are all laced together. The 2019 is deep and fleshy yet also retains mid-weight structure and terrific energy. lt’s one of the most elegant wines l have tasted here. Drinking window: 2023-2033. 96 points.
Lodovico Antinori’s new releases are terrific. They show a move towards a slightly more understated style than in the past, as is common at many properties in Maremma. The wines are still quite opulent and generous, but without the heaviness that marked some previous releases. I find the wines compelling and delicious.”