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2018 Cavallo di Battaglia Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Montepulciano"

Cavallo di Battaglia 2018 Montepulciano

Winery: Cavallo di Battaglia

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Montepulciano"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Montepulciano

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

State or country: Italy

Price: $18

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 9, 2022

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Montepulciano opens with a mild mulberry and black cherry bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty, crushed stone minerality and black cherry blend with notes of chai tea. I also detected hints of stewed plum and mocha. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. This Montepulciano would pair nicely with Italian braciole.

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Cavallo di Battaglia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo bursts from the glass with heady aromas of wild blackberry, raspberry, smoked cherry, cocoa powder, and nuanced spice. The palate showcases copious soft tannins, full-bodied structure, a supple mouthfeel, and a smooth finish.

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