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Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1973 750ml
Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1973 750ml


 
Price: $899.00
ID: 23699
Vintage 1973
Producer: Valentini
Varietal(s): Montepulciano
Color: Red

Availability: PRE-ORDER
Product Code: RD8872
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Astoundingly supple, fresh, and graceful, this ’73 stays light on its feet despite its brooding notes, saline minerality, and more than four decades of age. Drinking a vintage Valentini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is like drinking a perfect campfire: licks of cherry-red and black fruits dance with sunbaked earth, charcoal minerals, and exotic spices. This ’73 shows tremendous balance among its elements, and it crescendos in a lingering tannin-laced finish. This "wild" wine is difficult to describe, bringing together attributes of a great Hermitage and a Taurasi, but it remains uniquely Valentini. While delivering a concentrated expression upon release, Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo requires several years to develop its full profile of black licorice, smoke, ash, leather, and game; a significant period of aeration is requisite to approach the wine meaningfully prior to that time.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Dry/Sweet: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Montepulciano


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