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2011 Bosco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

2011 Bosco Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

2011 Bosco Montepulciano d'AbruzzoDecent value here (only $8.99 a bottle) in a satisfyingly simple, everyday drinker.  There’s really nothing to not like, except perhaps a little old world dustiness that may turn off a few drinkers.  But I think this a pretty interesting wine for the money, and a good example of what you can get in this region for less than $10.

The wine starts as I said a bit old world on the nose, a little dusty/library book, but I always find that to bring a little character.  In the mouth, this wine is pretty one dimensional, not a lot to think about, nice red fruit flavor, spicy cherry, maybe even a little sour note; finish is dry and quick.

This is really a wine meant for your mid-week meals when you want a nice complement without breaking the bank. But don’t buy with any grand ambitions of having found too much of a hidden gem. It’s a nice drinker for $9. Rating: 86 Points

Costco item number: 171929

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA