2007 Marchesi Dè Cordano Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Micarone
Appellation: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Tasting Notes: 100% Montepulciano. 12.5% ABV. Dark purple color. Nose is candied red fruit, a hint of a floral component, but mostly candy. Flavors are far more subdued than I expected. Some cherry, and cranberry, not nearly as jammy as the nose suggested until the finish. Medium finish, decent structure. Solid wine, not great, not bad, will be a nice Wednesday night pizza wine. Simple.
Rating: 3/5, 12/20, 82/100
Price: Unknown. Was in the $100 case at Chesapeake Wine, but they don’t give individual prices. Next time I’m in, I’ll check the price if I remember, it’s probably around $10.
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours or Robert Parker’s, it is simply a subjective value based on my palate. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.