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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe 2003

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RegionItaly
SubregionAbruzzo
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2003Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe NewBT2 \ 0241,500.001294 AG24166.6666666666794.0094.00Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Pepe's 2003 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a bomb. Tar, leather, scorched earth and black fruit emerge from this dark, imposing Montepulciano. The wine comes together beautifully in the glass, as the aromas and flavors gain breadth and dimension. Despite the rich style, there is nothing excessive or over-ripe here, just exceptional balance of ripe fruit as captured by a traditional approach to vinification. A final blast of tar informs the long finish. Pepe fans will flip over the 2003, but readers who prefer subtlety over power will want to cellar this for a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to melt away.

94
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2010
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