Torre Zambra Colle Maggio Riserva Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2018
$ 72.00 incl. GST
The Riserva is wild fermented in stainless steel before six months ageing in concrete tanks, then 12 months in French and Slavonian mixed format barrels (40% new), with a further six months bottle ageing before release.
Where some tasters have braced themselves expecting a ripe oak bomb given Riserva designation, this sits pretty and approachable. Wine matches the luxe packaging, loads of coffee, cocoa, spice and dark fruits here, hedonistic though well balanced.
“Rich black fruit and smoky oak on the nose and palate. Full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a medium finish. Not overly complex and nice to drink now. Should cellar a while, too.” 92 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com