The wine shows a deep ruby red color and nuances of ruby red, little transparency. The nose reveals intense, clean and pleasing aromas of black cherry, blueberry, plum, carob and violet followed by pleasing aromas of walnut-husk. In the mouth it has good correspondence to the nose, good balance, agreeable tannins, good body and intense flavors. The finish is persistent with flavors of black cherry and plum.
"The 2008 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a rich, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, violets, flowers and minerals, all of which come together with unsual grace. This exquisite entry-level Montepulciano offers dazzling clarity, finesse and vibrancy. It is a steal for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013."
The Wine Advocate