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  Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma 2017, Masciarelli (Italy)
 Best Wine of May 2023 

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma 2017

Masciarelli (Italy)

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Abruzzo)
Deep ruby red and nuances of garnet red, impenetrable to light.

Intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant, starts with hints fo plum, black cherry and blueberry followed by aromas of dried violet, peony, blackberry, cocoa, carob, tobacco, cinnamon, licorice, leather, mace, graphite, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Very persistent finish with long flavors of plum, black cherry and blueberry.

18 months in barrique, at least 24 months in bottle.

Alcohol: 15%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

May 2023

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Readers' Score:  ✧✧✧✧✧

Author Review

Messages: 7
Wines: 34
Distillates: 2

07/13/2009 17:19:52
Score: ✧✧✧✧✧ 06/24/2023 19:34:24
I Montepulciano di Masciarelli sono indiscutibilmente il riferimento del territorio per classe e pulizia.
Partendo dall'aspetto, il colore è rosso cupo e fittissimo, trasparenza quasi assente, e la sfumatura già rivela il suo tempo con il granato.
Il naso è ben costruito su sensazioni di frutti (amarena, mora, mirtillo e prugna su tutti) e fiori (viola e rosa appassita) oltre alla complessa sequenza terziaria che giunge fino alla liquirizia e il cuoio conciato.
In bocca è potente ma setoso, perfettamente in equilibrio fra alcol, tannini e morbidezza.
Il finale è lunghissimo con ritorni evidenti di amarena, mirtillo e mora, equilibrio finale senza cedimenti.

Place of Tasting: Torino

Messages: 42
Wines: 14
Distillates: 0

08/06/2004 07:22:20
Score: ✧✧✧✧✧ 06/05/2023 18:17:57
A truly amazing wine and another winning vintage for this well known and well established winery from Abruzzo, Italy.
A complex and remarkably rich wine from beginning to end, with a quite almost endless nose and a never ending finish.
Certainly one of the best and finest wines I have ever had. Absolutely gorgeous and monumental. Highly recommended.
Jörg - A passion for Italian wine!

Place of Tasting: Bremen

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