I do this blog for fun, the wines here are some of the very few I can be bothered to write up. The cream has risen.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gran Sasso Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2009

Trying so broaden my horizons I picked up a bottle of this Italian wine, mainly because the 2008 had gotten pretty good reviews. It's pretty cheap so I didn't expect it to be too impressive.

I'd call it light to medium bodied but with some noticable dusty tannins. The flavours are different to most Aussie reds, but they're a tad restrained. The nose is a lot more interesting, with someone having put a bit of blue cheese on the fruit platter.

Kinda surprising the Italian's can make a wine like this and ship it halfway round the world for ten bucks. A pleasant quaffer though a wee bit simple overall for me to want to drink it too often, it does however yell "get me a pizza!".

I rate it agreeable and ***.

1 comment:

  1. We are glad to read you appreciate Italian Wine. And the pizza too!