Clove and pepper spice the dark red cherry aromas on this lovely Montepulciano. Judicious use of French oak makes for a smooth, full-bodied wine with rustic tobacco and smoke notes that highlight the wine's concentrated black fruit and sturdy tannins.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org