Ilauri Le Pinciaie Montelpulciano D'abruzzo 2011, Doc

Montepulciano Montepulciano
Abruzzo, Italy

$17.95 (396663)

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February 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite youthful, substantial montepulciano with a complex, lifted nose very ripe berry fruit, floral notes,...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's quite a bit going on in this well-priced Montepulciano, with appealing blackberry, blueberry, and other dark fruit notes, along with vanilla, red licorice, smoke, brown spice, and herbs, but it just has no depth, collapsing in the transition from nose to palate, with little left by the time the mid-palate rolls around, that admirable early complexity turning to wood and a lingering bitterness that dominates through the finish. It works well as a food wine, given its sweet-savoury balance, but as a sipper it ultimately falls flat.

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