Fattoria di Magliano Heba Morellino di Scansano DOC

Fattoria di Magliano

VARIETALS

95% Sangiovese

5% Syrah

APPELLATION

Tuscany, Italy

 

Fattoria di Magliano Heba Morellino di Scansano DOC

This Morellino takes its name from Etruscan times, when the town of Magliano was known as Heba.  The label bears the image of a sculpture uncovered nearby which dates back to that era. This wine is smooth, defined by succulent cherries, sweet spices, and fragrant florals.  An inviting wine with juicy fruit flavors and fresh, pleasant acidity.  The tannins are round and ripe. Aged 4-6 months in cement vats, followed by 6 months in bottle.

 

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2013

JamesSuckling.com - 90 pts

“A red with a pretty tension and compression of fruit on the palate. Medium body with polished, integrated tannins and a clean finish. Bright acid backbone. Drink now.”

J. Suckling, October 2015

Vinous - 89 pts

…quite attractive and fragrant in this vintage, with perhaps a bit less intensity than is usually the case, but more aromatic presence. Sweet raspberry, cherry and floral notes add to the wine’s considerable up-front appeal. Drink this fruity Morellino over the next few years.

A. Galloni, October 2015

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

“Vibrant and delicious, this has aromas of violet, red berry and a whiff of peppercorn. The sleek, savory palate doles out crunchy wild cherry, crushed raspberry and spicy herb alongside silky, supple tannins and bright acidity. This is all about sheer drinking pleasure, so enjoy over the next few years.”

K. O'Keefe, July 2015

2012

JamesSuckling.com - 91 pts

This is one of the best Morellino di Scansanos out there. Terracotta, chocolate and berry character throughout. Full and juicy with firm tannins. Drink now.

J. Suckling, October 2014

Vinous - 89 pts

Red cherries, pomegranate, leather and tobacco are some of the notes that emerge from the 2012 Morellino di Scansano Heba. A dollop of Syrah adds darkness and juiciness to the Sangiovese. Hints of lavender and violets linger on the attractive finish. Drink this tasty Morellino over the next 2-3 years.

A. Galloni, September 2014

Vinous - 89 pts

Bright aromas of flinty red cherry, redcurrant and plum are complicated by smoke and truffle. Moderately dense and sweet, with fresh red fruit flavors lifted by dried flowers. Finishes with lovely savory persistence and substantial but fine tannins. …I consider Heba to be one of the top three Morellinos almost every vintage.

I. D'Agata, December 2014

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Aromas of raspberry and blue flower open this lovely wine. The juicy palate offers ripe marasca cherry while cinnamon and white pepper add depth. This isn’t very complicated, but who cares – the delicious flavors and smooth tannins make it an absolute joy to drink. Not an ager so enjoy soon.

K. O'Keefe, April 2014

2011

JamesSuckling.com - 91 pts

Walnut and berry character with hints of chocolate follow through to a medium to full body with velvety tannins. Medium finish. Delicious. Drink now.

J. Suckling, September 2012

Vinous - 88 pts

An initial burst of dark red berries leads to spices and licorice in the 2011 Morellino di Scansano Heba. This flavorful, juicy red is ideal for drinking over the next few years. As always, the style is fairly exuberant, yet all the elements are in the right place.

A. Galloni, October 2013

Vinous - 90 pts

…Offering richer scents of red plum, red cherry, candied redcurrant, menthol and spices. Suave on entry, then nicely floral and fine-grained in the middle palate, displaying enticing sweetness to the red cherry and spicy underbrush flavors. …Uphold[s] Heba’s long tradition of excellence.

I. D'Agata, December 2014

Wine & Spirits - 87 pts - Best Buy

Reminiscent of a Loire red… tangy and lively, with black cherry fruit just on the verge of ripeness and bright peppery notes. Cool and juicy, it wants a light poultry dish or risotto with spring vegetables to complement its freshness and vivacity.

S. Johnson, April 2015

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

A rich, dense red, evoking cherry, plum, tobacco and briar flavors. Shows a hint of bitterness on the finish, with fine length. Drink now through 2018. 12,500 cases made.

B. Sanderson, Web Only 2013

2010

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - 91 pts

Bright red.  Red cherry, flowers and cinnamon on the perfumed nose.  Fresh and juicy in the mouth, with a sappy sweetness to its red fruit and mineral flavors lifted by lively acidity.  Finishes bright, smooth and long, with a repeating violet note.  Insiders know that Heba is almost always the best entry-level Morellino di Scansano made.

I. D'Agata, September 2012

Vinous - 90 pts

The 2010 Morellino di Scansano Heba bursts from the glass with succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and sweet spices. This racy, sexy Morellino needs to be enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its juicy, forward personality. The 2010 is a great Heba, and a stunning value. Once again, the Heba is one of the very finest bargains readers will find in all of Italy. In 2010 the blend is 93% Sangiovese and 7% Syrah.

A. Galloni, June 2012

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

The 2010 Morellino di Scansano Heba bursts from the glass with succulent dark cherries, flowers, mint and sweet spices. This racy, sexy Morellino needs to be enjoyed over the next few years while the fruit retains its juicy, forward personality. The 2010 is a great Heba, and a stunning value. Once again, the Heba is one of the very finest bargains readers will find in all of Italy. In 2010 the blend is 93% Sangiovese and 7% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.

A. Galloni, June 2012

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Heba is a straightforward and balanced Morellino (Sangiovese with tiny percentages of other grapes) that shows bright cherry and blackberry backed by a simple tone of toasted almond. Pair it with spaghetti and red sauce.

M. Larner, May 2013

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

Graphite, cherry and thyme aromas and flavors are up front, with firm tannins showing up on the finish. Nicely layered, with length and grip. Sangiovese and Syrah. Best from 2012 through 2020.

B. Sanderson, October 2011

2009

Wine Spectator - 87 pts

Shows delicious Sangiovese character, with flavors of dried cherry, lemon and flowers. Drink now.

J. Suckling, October 2010

2008

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - 89 pts

Bright red. Fresh notes of sassafras and orange peel complicate red cherry and strawberry aromas. Enters the mouth sweet and smooth, with syrupy red berry flavors complicated by intriguing nuances of peach and candied orange peel. Finishes satisfying, pure and long. Always one of the most enjoyable and well-made examples of Morellino di Scansano.

I. D'Agata, September 2010

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

Fattoria di Magliano’s 2008 Morellino di Scansano Heba is one of the finest entry-level reds I tasted this year from Tuscany’s very mixed 2008 vintage. A burst of dark red berries is followed by leather, licorice and spices in this mid-weight Morellino. In 2008 the Heba doesn’t quite have the sheer density it usually does. The 2008 is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014.

A. Galloni, August 2010

2007

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

Readers looking for a superb Tuscan red that won’t break the bank will want to check out the estate’s 2007 Morellino di Scansano Heba. This plump, juicy Morellino flows with generous floral red fruit framed by silky tannins. The wine reveals tons of harmony and a long, finessed finish. Simply put, this is an impressive effort! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.

A. Galloni, August 2009

2006

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

The estate’s 2006 Morellino di Scansano Heba is a very serious Morellino. It bursts from the glass with an explosion of sweet red fruit, raspberries, flowers and spices. The tannins are firm, yet also well-integrated into the wine’s full-bodied fabric. This vibrant Morellino offers outstanding length and an engaging personality. It is drinking beautifully today and should continue to improve over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.

A. Galloni, August 2008