Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Poggio Stella 2011 DOC, Italy 

My Rating 85 Points.   

Price $20.

Beautiful color of dark ruby with a wide purplish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, licorice, plums, earth, spices, peppercorn, cola, smoke, chocolates, alcohol, spices, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, pomegranates, earth, leather, pencil lead, vinaigrette, green vegetables, bitter herbs, animal notes and black pepper.

Medium finish with round tannins and spices.

This Italian red is drinking very nicely now. An above average red with a nice mouthfeel. A little tart and bitter on the ending, though.

A good food wine, enjoyable with foods like BBQ Meats.
Needs an hour to open up properly.

Wine Spectator 92 points. (I don’t know about that…)

13.5% alcohol by volume.


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