Malandrino Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
- 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
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.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2019||Wine Enthusiast||90||Dec 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2019||Vinous Media||90||May 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2019||Vinous Media||88||Apr 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|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: 90 Vintage 2019 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of crushed limestone, red-cherry skin and blood-orange rind make an engaging, fresh start to this pink wine made from organically grown Montepulciano. The medium-bodied palate boasts tart red-berry, orange and herbal spice notes that are wrapped in a gentle tannic frame. Drink through 2021. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 90 Vintage 2019 Vinous Media The 2019 Cataldi Madonna Malandrino explodes from the glass with a classic Cerasuolo profile of ripe cherries, offset by smoky minerals, a hint of lemon, and sage. On the palate, soft, silky textures usher in ripe fruits, round and soothing to the senses, but also framed by brisk acids which carry its weight effortlessly and slowly sizzle out on the refreshingly clean finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 88 Vintage 2019 Vinous Media A pretty mix of dusty peach, chamomile, ginger nuances and almond paste wafts up from the 2019 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Malandrino. It's round textures soothe the palate, giving way to ripe orchard fruits and hints of spice. While I find myself craving more energy here, there's no denying the 2019's shear drinkability, as it tapers off nicely. 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