Monday, April 05, 2010
Valle Reale Vigne Nuove 2008 Montepulciano D'Abruzzo wine review by (PB)
Real time review:
Intense black cherry hue with lovely ripe deep black fruit waiting to break out. (I just opened this so it has not breathed at all.) Some light herbs and spice are also lying underneath waiting to be released with some bitter sweet baker's chocolate underneath it all.
Palate--Full of minerals a steely notes on opening with pretty plush tannins and a little chewiness to them. It is still thinner than I would have thought on first tasting but the wine is young. It finishes with a nice bitter fruit note which mellows out with some air time. The fruit is still tightly wound so give it some time--say another year anyway.
This wine shows promise and just needs some cellar time. I believe it will open nicely so I will update the review when it has opened up. (It didn't open as much as I would have hoped but it is a nice wine.) At $12, raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:34 PM