A nice old-world wine from a fantastic region…
Name: Bosco Nestore Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva
Producer: Bosco Nestore & C. S.n.c.
Region/Country: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy
Grape Varietal(s): Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Consumed: At home with a colleague from Innsbruck, Austria
Recommended By: LCBO
Cost: $19.95 CAD
Bottle Presentation: Interesting though the label is hard to read
Appearance: Dark ruby
Nose: Sour cherries, leather, wood/cedar
Taste: Tannic, earth, leather, touch of herbs
Finish: Long, earth/dirt, herbaceous
Overall Impression: A nice old-world wine from a fantastic Italian region. It paired beautifully with the grilled steak, which rounded it out. It seems to be a wine that requires a hearty dish. The lack of orange tinge around the edges leads us to believe we should get another bottle and cellar for a few more years to see how it evolves.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 86/100