Farnese opi

Cost: $29.99 (Cayman Islands)
Grape Variety: Montepulciano
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s Cayman Islands
Country: Italy
Region: Colline Teramane, Abruzzo
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Farnese
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Very beautiful deep dark ruby to purple in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: This is a smooth wine featuring cedar, lots of pepper, dark cherry, licorice, chocolate, plums, cherry pipe tobacco, mocha, tamarind and arugula on the finish. Full body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Notes: On a blind taste I would have said this was an Australian Shiraz.

Drink now or cellar it for another 3 years. Drink on its own or pair it with Domino’s thin crust pizza with mushroom, tomato and pepperoni.

Tasted: 30 June 13

Top Pick

Score: 9.5/10, Value: /10 Total: /20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5