2011 San Clemente Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC
Black ruby color. Bold, jammy, interesting fruity boozy aromas of black raspberry, dark chocolate, preserved cherries, and licorice with a creamy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long black raspberry, cherry jam, star anise, and mocha finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Decadent in style, balanced and massively generous layers of sweet vanilla, ripe, dark fruit and well integrated tannins, like an old vine zin, but with classic Italian acid, balance and grace.
Date Tasted: 9/29/2015 in our Chicago tasting lab