Gary's Grand Wine Experience, October 24-26, 2015

2010 La Valentina ''Spelt'' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Category: Italy SKU: 11902 Size: 750 ml
Brand: La Valentina
Region: Abruzzi
Varietal: Montepulciano Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: V 92
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2010 La Valentina ''Spelt'' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Winemaker's Notes:

You are first struck by the beautiful rich ruby red. It is firm and opens with hints of mediterranean spices though a pleasant, earthy, mineral tone can already be noted. There is also a hint of chocolate, promising great development. It is powerful to the mouth - a rush of sensations without losing quality and suggestions of blackcurrant and mulberry wait to combine with traces of coffee and cocoa. It overwhelms the palate with rich, balsamic emotions, which are followed by light touches of wet graphite.


Vinous 92 Points

Good dark ruby. Enticing scents of crushed blackberry, licorice and spices, plus a whiff of flint. Broad and pliant, with perfumed dark berry, licorice and flint flavors spreading out to coat the palate. Finishes smooth and long, with complex notes of pepper and herbs. This is much more refined than past vintages, which were too ripe and sweetly oaky. The best Spelt ever? -ID