2001 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

SKU #1059394 95 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and tightly wound, with iron, wild herb and cocoa notes backed by full tannins wrapping the firm dark cherry and plum skin notes, ending with dark tar, graphite and bitter almond. Hide this in the cellar for a few years. (NW, Web-2013)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This bottle (#31310) of Emidio Pepe’s 2001 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is incredibly dark in color. It is a rich, concentrated wine bursting with black cherries, smoke, tar and underbrush. This is normally a more restrained wine, but this particular bottle was especially rich and dense. Pepe’s Montepulcianos are legendary for their ability to age beautifully and I have no doubt that will be the case here as well. (AG)  (2/2008)

91 points Vinous

 This 2001 is still youthfully dark red (you can immediately tell why some famous Italian winemakers like to blend Montepulciano into Sangiovese wines), with rich aromas of flavors of ripe red cherry, botanical herbs, tar and shoe polish. The finish is long and lively; unfortunately, the tannins turn a bit dry at the back, but were less noticeable when drinking this along a rich stew or grilled ribeye. (ID)  (6/2015)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Cellar Selection* 0 Emidio Pepe shows excellent results with the 2001 vintage of his landmark Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Made according to rigorous organic principles, the wine shows dark fruit and blackberry with bold leather and tobacco at the back. The tannins are polished and tight but the wine still shows more years of aging potential ahead.  (7/2013)

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Abruzzo