Thursday, August 15, 2013
Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011
A young, light bodied red from Italy's South, this has somewhat muted blackberry and plum elements, with quite a lot of acidity and, unless thoroughly aired, a slightly medicinal taste. It remains a puzzle to me why the Tuscan Montepulcianos are uniformly so much better, but then they cost a lot more. This one at least is cheap at $6.99.