Editorial Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Showing hints of evolution on the nose, this displays subtle fruit framed with hints of forest floor, mushrooms, and candied red cherries. Smooth and bright on entry, this is admirably broad on the palate while remaining transparent with lovely softening tannins supporting earthy and everso leathery dried strawberry and cherry fruit on the palate. the finish is fairly long, clean and precise with lovely wild cherry flavors. The tannins are a touch dry though and the peak out a bit on the finale but this is actually quite long because of that. 88pts
Four and a half glasses
Great value. Nothing too big, but a great apertif or cheese+cracker wine. Nice light fruit and very well balanced.
dark ruby color...hints of blackberries on the nose...very light on the palette with some nice fruit flavor and a short dry finish.
Three and a half glasses
loaded with berry fruit, red currants on the nose as well. palate extends to new oak, some vanilla spices coupled with bitter black cherries, very easy to drink and of a great value.
External Reviews for Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Spicy, fruity and nicely rounded, this wine boasts great flavor intensity without the sharp points sometimes associated with Montepulciano. Itrsquo;s an easy, approachable wine perfect for everyday dining with solid tannins and good length.
The 2007 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo is hard to beat for the money. Red cherries, tobacco and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this mid-weight, vinous red. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2012.
Rustic and medicinal in its initial scents, this is a red-fruited wine, as honest as the tannin is long. Oak gives it a caramelized-onion sweetness to balance with beef stew.
The 2005 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo is a simple, straightforward wine with good red fruit prefect for casual, informal drinking. At $10 a bottle it is virtually impossible to beat for value.
The 2000 Montepulciano drsquo;Abruzzo Marina Cvetic confirms the promise of this vintage in its deep ruby color, jammy plum and wild cherry fruit nose, and rich, caramel and vanilla laced flavors, and its broad, deep, well sustained finish. Drink: 2005ndash;2018. And who is Marina Cvetic? Madame Masciarelli, an important force in the firm in her own right.
Warm, toasty aromas give way to flavors of savory cherries and herbs. Soft and delicious!
The 2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is hard to beat for the money. Red cherries, tobacco and licorice are some of the nuances that emerge from this mid-weight, vinous red. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.