2013 Feudi del Duca Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

The Montepulciano grape is the heart of this 2013 Italian red, which drew me in through its interesting label design and logo. Okay, that plus its price. The 2013 Feudi del Duca Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is very affordable and offers some interesting charm that includes its deep ruby color and a pleasing aroma. You get ample doses of black cherry fruit and a hint of spice…I describe as earthy and kind of graphite-based?

2013 Feudi del Duca Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

2013 Feudi del Duca Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy.

The photo, taken from a cramped hotel room, is not one of the best you’ll find on Notes. Hopefully you can make out enough of its black and red shimmering seal to help you locate it among your local spirits and wines. The 2013 hails from Abruzzo, Italy, and is very drinkable. I sampled from this bottle over the course of several nights this week. It complemented various road meals that are not worth including; suffice it to say the Montepulciano was the highlight each time.

The 2013 Feudi del Duca Montepulciano d’Abruzzo was serviceable and had an easy finish but I feel that I’ve covered off on this wine; no real imperative to revisit in particular but better than others of similar price point (~$10).

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