2011 Azienda Agricola Contesa Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva


  • Italy
  • Abruzzi
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Drink between 2018 - 2020 (Edit)
CT90.7 3 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • pgb67 wrote: 93 points

    April 5, 2021 - This was recommended by the NYT and stocked by my favorite wine shop, so those were good signs and this did not disappoint. Amazing that such old vintages are available at retail (I bought this 2 years ago). The wine opens with a great nose of dark berries and baking spice. The palate boasts deep red cherry, earthy minerals, and black pepper in a dense mix that you only can achieve with age. The mouthfeel is textured with a touch of tannin and medium acidity. Long, spice-infused finish completes the package.

  • MattMauldin Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 23, 2018 - Clear black-garnet color, dense and deep. Aromas of pressed violets, dark spices, blackcurrant, espresso and iron. Open on the palate with black currant and plum flavors, and secondary savory spices, dried florals and earth. Medium-bodied, with fleshy middle palate density, complimenting bright acid, round smooth tannins, and mouthwatering high tones on the finish. Showing very well.

  • RobMichaels Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 15, 2018 - Enjoyed at dinner at Rao’s. Clear, deep ruby. Clean, medium plus intensity aromas of blueberry, fig, kirsch/red cherry, blackberry, fennel, and lavender. Aromas are developing. On the palate, dry, medium acidity, medium plus tannin, medium alcohol, medium plus body. Medium flavor intensity with notes of blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, plum, fig, and cream.
    Very good wine showing balance, length, and intensity, if not complex. It can be enjoyed now, but is suitable for further aging. Decent QPR.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Azienda Agricola Contesa
  • Varietal Montepulciano
  • Designation Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Abruzzi
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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  • Consumed 6 (100%)

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