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Terra d'Aligi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2006

Member Review by jtryka:

For those unfamiliar, this wine originates in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy and is made of 100% Montepulciano grapes (though technically up to 10% Sangiovese is allowed and still maintain the DOC). Unlike it's Tuscan cousins, the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo is really meant to be consumed young given the rather dry composure and soft tannins typically associated with it. It is also usually quite a bit lighter than many of the heavier wines we often see today (think "big bold cabs from California). This particular wine, though a little more mature, exhibits the essence of an early summer wine. I saw one critic recommend letting this one breathe for an hour, but heck I don't have time for that, so on we go! The nose exhibits hints of leather, cedar, spice and dark cherries. The color is a deep purple, which belies the lighter mouthfeel and more composed flavors. The taste is an interesting blend of ripe fruit, a hint of spice with an exceptionally dry finish. Overall, I would rate this one a very respectable 4, which coincidentally matches its bargain price tag of only $8!

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,089
4.00 5
02/26/2012

For those unfamiliar, this wine originates in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy and is made of 100% Montepulciano grapes (though technically up to 10% Sangiovese is allowed and still maintain the DOC). Unlike it's Tuscan cousins, the Montepulciano D'Abruzzo is really meant to be consumed young given the rather dry composure and soft tannins typically associated with it. It is also usually quite a bit lighter than many of the heavier wines we often see today (think "big bold cabs from California). This particular wine, though a little more mature, exhibits the essence of an early summer wine. I saw one critic recommend letting this one breathe for an hour, but heck I don't have time for that, so on we go! The nose exhibits hints of leather, cedar, spice and dark cherries. The color is a deep purple, which belies the lighter mouthfeel and more composed flavors. The taste is an interesting blend of ripe fruit, a hint of spice with an exceptionally dry finish. Overall, I would rate this one a very respectable 4, which coincidentally matches its bargain price tag of only $8!


Snooth User: fredzimny
121728350
3.50 5
09/09/2009

Three and a half glasses




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