2003 Monti Montepulciano dAbruzzo
"This saturated dense purple-colored effort reveals a terrific bouquet of melted licorice, black pepper, smoke, and blackberries, good acidity, abundant fruit, and a medium to full-bodied, long finish. It is a tremendous wine for its price."-Wine Advocate Deep, inky color with an intense perfume of licorice, black pepper and smoke. Generous on the palate with ripe, round fruit, excellent structure and delicate acidity. Recommended with sausages, stews and grilled meats. A perfect barbeque wine. ...