1997 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Valentini; Edouardo

89Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy

The 1997 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a bit more rustic than usual, with some leather and game on the nose along with slightly higher acidity and more perceptible tannins than in the past. But the fruit is there, as is the warmth of the flavors and the sense of fullness and an enveloping texture on the palate. It might seem bizarre that a wine with 14% of alcohol was not made from perfectly ripe grapes, but Montepulciano is a formidable accumulator of sugar in hot vintages, and this harvest may have been a bit early. Drink: 2006-2015. Apr 2004, www.robertparker.com

Daniel Thomases    Score: 89/100

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    Label: Bin Soiled
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