Cantina Zaccagnini, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, 2007

Continuing with the Italian grape week, this 2007 Montepulciano from Cantina Zaccagnini is a little weird. At first, I was disappointed that it had no bouquet whatsoever. I thought I had a cold or a stuffy nose, but it wasn't me, it's the wine that doesn't offer much but a faint smell of alcohol. It's weak on the palate and feels watered down a bit, but offers some tannins alright, which guarantees its "dry wine" label. To compensate for its blandness, it does leave a nice after taste of mixed fruits behind. It did get a little better with time after opening. Overall, it's okay, but probably not a great buy for its $12 price tag. There are better options out there.

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