On the nose, Heba possesses fragrant aromas of red berries. It is fresh and expressive on the palate, with fruity flavors of red and black berries. Well-balanced and structured with smooth, sweet tannins rounding out the finish by creating a soft mouthfeel.
Wine Enthusiast 87 points - 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.
Wine Spectator 88 points - 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. 11,000 cases made.-BS
(Oct 31 2011)
Vinous 91 points - 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. -- Ian D’Agata (Sep 2012)
Wine Advocate 90 points - 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. (Jun 2012)