Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2003 (Biodynamic)



Tasting Notes

Robert Parker - 94 points
"Pepe’s 2003 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a bomb. Tar, leather, scorched earth and black fruit emerge from this dark, imposing Montepulciano. The wine comes together beautifully in the glass, as the aromas and flavors gain breadth and dimension. Despite the rich style, there is nothing excessive or over-ripe here, just exceptional balance of ripe fruit as captured by a traditional approach to vinification. A final blast of tar informs the long finish. Pepe fans will flip over the 2003, but readers who prefer subtlety over power will want to cellar this for a few years to allow for some of the baby fat to melt away. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2028."

Additional Info

Food Pairings

  • Barbeque/Grilled
  • Beef/Red Meat
  • Mild Cheese
  • Pasta/Pizza

Customer Reviews

2 Item(s)

Best Montepulciano I've ever had?? Review by Ryan - CWV Team Member

Wow what a great wine! Super earthy, and leathery up front. A very rich palate feel but balanced really nicely and not overdone. I agree with John... this needs some time to open up but you will be rewarded by pretty red cherry flavors that keep evolving the longer the bottle is open.

Worth waiting for Review by John - CWV Team Member

Funky, earthy and spicy aromas greet you. On the palate you get those spices and earthiness along with lovely red fruits, and a touch of iodine. Very full-bodied and very well crafted. Needs lots of decanter time to relax and open up but worth the wait.

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