|Italy||2000||Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe New||BT||1 \ 0||12||1,950.00||12||12||216.66666666667||90.00||90.00||Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe||0.75||10|
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The 2000 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, from a much warmer vintage, is a big, powerful wine packed with dark fruit, earth and game notes. It doesn't have the level of finesse and balance of the 2001 and its less lively color along with its evolving flavors suggest it will reach maturity sooner, although for this producer that is measured in relative terms. (Drink starting 2013)
Rustic and well-structured, offering an attractive mix of mature spice box, leather and forest floor notes, with a concentrated core of wild cherry and gamy blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, featuring a long, chewy finish of coffee and iron. Non-blind Emidio Pepe vertical (May 2013). Best from 2015 through 2030. 4,000 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.