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Malandrino Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Malandrino Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Italy

Red Wine100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorDeep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency.
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense, clean and pleasing, with aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum, carob and violet followed by pleasing aromas of walnut-husk.
  • FlavorOn the palate it is balanced, with agreeable tannins, good body and intense flavors; persistent finish with flavors of black cherry and plum.

Abruzzo At a Glance

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Region Name Abruzzo

The Abruzzo region has the Apennines running along its western border, is next to Molise to the south, Marche to the north and Lazio to the west.

More than 22 million cases of wine are produced annually in Abruzzo, making it the seventh most productive region in Italy, but only 21.5% of which are made under the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) designation. 

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Vinous Media 92 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Vinous Media 91 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Vinous Media 90 Sep 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 89 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media Like a basket of freshly picked berries mixed with wild herbs and violets, the 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Malandrino lifts up, appealing and wickedly fresh. It's silky and pliant in feel, with depths of ripe red and blue fruits jazzed up by zesty acids and salty minerals. Purple-tinged florals linger, along with a pleasant inner sweetness over a layer of fine tannins. There is simply so much pleasure to be found here. A wine for medium-term cellaring. Well done. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media The 2017 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Malandrino is pretty and poised in the glass, leading off with mineral-laced cherry and blueberry, earthy mineral tones and hints of animal muskiness. It soothes the palate with silky textures, while cool-toned red berries with a salty-savory twang of acid adds tension. This closes long and pure, with hints of grippy tannins balancing its ripe fruit persona, as the mouth waters for another sip. Well done. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media Bright purple-ruby. Fresh and lively red fruit and floral aromas and flavors are complicated by a flinty nuance. Crisp and juicy, the youthfully chewy tannins nicely supporting the fresh fruit flavors. Finishes crisp and long. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Opaque ruby in color, with dense purple highlights, this red is rich in dark cherry and plum, mixed with tobacco and a hint of rubber. Time in stainless steel and concrete has left the fruit pure and clean, yielding a dark-fruit-coulis flavor on the palate that's brightened up by a brisk line of crushed stone. Well-mannered tannins and integrated acidity lend just enough support. Shelf Talker Full Page Review