La Valentina Spelt Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2005, Doc

Montepulciano Montepulciano
Abruzzo, Italy

$28.95 (19349)

  • None
     
  • Drink Now
  • 8888

88 pts
5
December 11, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is one of the more elegant and deep Montepulciano-based reds. Most, less expensive versions are deeply coloured,...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's an intriguingly mature, floral, earthy, savoury umami-driven example of old-school montepulciano (despite the...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (1)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose of red pepper and fresh earth. Mouthfilling and well-balanced although a bit mealy. Tastes of rare meat, with...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Community Reviews (2)

Jon Speed
Jon Speed

Dark ruby moving to garnet. An intense nose of dark fruits, blackberry, earth and spice. Dry with plentiful smooth tannins. A medium weight mid-palate adds more fruit, sour cherry, oak and more earth. Medium plus acid. Decent finish. Nice. March 2011.

8989
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium minus intensity of garnet to ruby in colour with medium intensity in the nose. The nose shows light oak, sour cherry, mushroom, figs, expresso & light carnations. The taste is dry, medium+ tannins & acidity with medium length. The taste shows as nose with addition of cranberry, blueberry & blackberry. This wine needs food such as lasagna, but it worked well with beef tenderloin. Drink now. Tasted: 31 Aug 11

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 7/10, Score: 16.5/20.

8686
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Visit my website www.twilightwines.com