This is a striking wine. It’s incredibly concentrated and intense, but also has a bit of class. It’s modern, but still has some soul. Currently, it still tastes very youthful, which suggests it may cellar quite well.
Nicodemi ‘Neromoro’ Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo Riserva 2006 Italy
14.5% alcohol. Deep coloured. Intense, dense, sweet dark cherry and plum fruit, with great concentration and a stongly bitter plum and spice edge. Still fresh, but has an almost Chilean-like rubbery edge to it, as well as some tarriness. Is this a bit reduced? Tannic and structured. A backward, primary, intense red wine with potential for development. 91/100 (£23.99 Cadman Fine Wines)