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1977 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Montepulciano

  • Italy
  • Abruzzi
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Drink between 2007 - 2018 (Edit)
CT92.4 41 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • hprphf wrote: 91 points

    October 2, 2021 - Blind, no. 20183. Green, peppery and pyrzaine, some inky dark fruit underneath, old right bank? Good concentration for wine of this age but those flavors never really blew off. 91

  • Robmcl920 Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 18, 2020 - The '77 Pepe is intensely perfumed and slightly reductive on the nose, with smoked meats, dark cherries, tar, earth, and fennel. On the palate, I found a medium-to-light bodied texture with a darker flavor profile of chocolate, smoke, earth, and cherry fruit coupled with high acidity. It is a smooth, cool-toned, lighter wine but with an aggressive, somewhat rustic but intriguing flavor profile. Good, but in a bottle that seemed to be in perfect shape, seems to be towards the end of life.

  • dbkitc wrote: 90 points

    September 20, 2020 - Love the nose here: leather and earth. Great acid. Wild but a bit tired. Not up to the ‘85 or ‘82. (90)

  • KV04 wrote: 92 points

    April 24, 2020 - Absolutely love Emidio Pepe’s Montepulciano d’abruzzo. Always a treat. He will routinely release older vintage from his cellar with fresh corks (see year discrepancy!) . His wines are made in the natural vein. Always a bit of funk on the nose when you first open up. It is amazing what he can do with this grape. The wines are so rich a complex. This one has a very rich nose of licorice , dark chocolate, mushroom, black truffle , palate hits you with mushroom, iron, menthol, tar followed by sour cherry and finish of chocolate. Dark fruit hiding in background. Paired perfectly with genuine Italian pizza (self garnished with pepperoncinis, tomatoes and yellow bell peppers.

  • Jonathanmustang Likes this wine: 87 points

    October 18, 2017 - Nez tertiaire sur le vinaigre balsamique, les feuilles morte, le cuir et un fond de vieux fruit
    La bouche est mieux, un peu balsamique et légèrement acide mais aussi une belle cerise confite, viande fumée et un peu de terre. La matière est clairement en déclin et laisse entrevoir un vestige de structure tanique.
    Finale intéressante, douce et complexe dans tertiaire
    Un beau moment mais le vin est en fin de vie
    87 pt

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Emidio Pepe- Montepulciano’s Maestro Celebrates His Fiftieth Harvest

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1977
  • Type Red
  • Producer Emidio Pepe
  • Varietal Montepulciano
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Abruzzi
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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  • In Cellars 64 (40%)
  • Consumed 98 (60%)

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