Vinous Media (90)- "The 2018 Rosso Piceno Il Maschio da Monte is darkly perfumed and dusty in character, with musky black cherries, giving way to brown spices, tobacco and hints of lavender. This is silky and elegant in feel, with a polished wave of ripe red and hints of blue fruit that gain a more tactile edge, as saline-minerals collect toward the close. Hints of licorice and rose linger long through the lightly structured finale, as this tapers off refined and classically dry. Il Maschio da Monte is a blend of 90% Montepulciano to 10% Sangiovese that is already quite pretty today, but it will only get better with another year or two of cellaring."
James Suckling (92)- "Blueberries and crushed-slate notes with some basil leaf on the nose. Full body. Chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Muscular wine. Give it a year or two to soften. "
James Suckling (92)- "A ripe and rich wine with linear tannins and plenty of dark fruit, as well as walnuts. Full body and firm tannins. Delicious. Drink or hold. "