2013 Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Villa Gemma Riserva
Montepulciano - 750ML
2013 Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Villa Gemma Riserva
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Reg: $64.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2020
I was lucky to taste two Riservas, side by side, from the 2013 and 2014 vintages. The Masciarelli 2013 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma is a gorgeous wine with a real sense of precision and balance. Next to the...   I was lucky to taste two Riservas, side by side, from the 2013 and 2014 vintages. The Masciarelli 2013 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Villa Gemma is a gorgeous wine with a real sense of precision and balance. Next to the slightly thinner 2014 vintage, this expression from 2013 is more austere and closed, giving you good reason to hope that it will continue a slow and careful bottle evolution. You get dark fruit and plum, with tar, smoke and spice. There is a lot to admire here between the bounty of the mouthfeel and the aromas, resulting in a Montepulciano worthy of a grilled steak. Some 12,000 bottles were made.- ML  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, October 2018
The fruit here is really beautiful with dried violets, crushed lavender, oyster shell and iodine. To be sure, there’s lots of vanilla and resin, as well as tar and ash, but the fresh aromas do balance everything out...   The fruit here is really beautiful with dried violets, crushed lavender, oyster shell and iodine. To be sure, there’s lots of vanilla and resin, as well as tar and ash, but the fresh aromas do balance everything out. What’s more, while the palate’s big and bold with very chewy tannins, there’s a streak of fresh acidity that keeps this fine and elegant. Needs lots of time though. Drink in 2025.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2019
A rich, fragrant red, with saturated boysenberry coulis, oak spice, pomegranate and black tea leaf aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and well-meshed, with fine-grained tannins firming the fresh and lingering, graphite-laced...   A rich, fragrant red, with saturated boysenberry coulis, oak spice, pomegranate and black tea leaf aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and well-meshed, with fine-grained tannins firming the fresh and lingering, graphite-laced finish. Best from 2021 through 2029. 100 cases imported. — AN  
VN 92
Vinous, September 2018
Deep ruby. Flint, herbs and blueberry on the rich nose. Then also rich and dense in the mouth, featuring a compact mouthfeel and flinty dark fruit and herbal flavors nicely supported by youthfully chewy but noble...   Deep ruby. Flint, herbs and blueberry on the rich nose. Then also rich and dense in the mouth, featuring a compact mouthfeel and flinty dark fruit and herbal flavors nicely supported by youthfully chewy but noble tannins. -- Ian D'Agata  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, October 2019
Intense ruby in color with a saturated purple rim, this riserva displays a heady nose of smoked cherry, dill and mentholated tobacco. The dense palate shows wild berry and dark cherry flavors studded with oak spice and...   Intense ruby in color with a saturated purple rim, this riserva displays a heady nose of smoked cherry, dill and mentholated tobacco. The dense palate shows wild berry and dark cherry flavors studded with oak spice and lifted by a flowing river of acidity. Fine yet copious tannins provide a solid frame to this brooding red. It needs time in the cellar. Drink from 2023. ALEXANDER PEARTREE  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Montepulciano
Country Italy
Region Abruzzi
Sub-region Montelpulciano d'Abruzzo
Vintage 2013
Size 750ML