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2011 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: WA 90 JS 91
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2011 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.


Wine Advocate 90 Points

The 2011 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Spelt bursts open with savory tones of dark spice, barbecue smoke and mahogany. The quality of the fruit at the back is dark and jammy. You definitely feel the warmth of the 2011 summer heat in this vintage. Montepulciano already offers a soft and chewy taste profile with plump tannins and fruit-driven roundness. Those qualities emerge with more intensity here.-ML

James Suckling 91 Points

Attractive ripe and lightly stewed fruit. Sage and lavender undertones. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Delicious now.