2008 Quattro Mani Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: Very disappointing

oct. 30, 2010: i was really, really hoping this would be worth it since we'd had a really excellent montepulciano in france recently. we'd walked by this quattro mani several times at winetree, stood by and pondered its 13 percent alcohol, read about its four celebrity italian winemakers (who remain incognito), etc. but it turns out this italian is more texture than flavor. strong on tannins, the nose is muted and the flavor is not that distinctive. this is a background wine, nothing spectacular. either we got a bad bottle, or the other reviews of this are way off. around $14.

UPDATE: the second night, this wine was sour, even though we'd sealed it with the rabbit. definitely wouldn't get this one again.

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