Essential guide to Italian wines 2018 – Doctor Wine

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo I Vasari Old Vines 2012

93/100 score

From Montepulciano grapes. Barrique for 18 months. Very intense and charged ruby. Enveloping, spicy and ethereal on the nose, with hints of black cherry, vanilla, light kirsch, blond tobacco and maraschino spirit. Taste warm, decisive, very saline, with some tannic hint and long persistence.