Rating – 3/5
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Eden Valley Australia
The Donna Review
I was excited to see a Montepulciano at Aldi.
But as an Australian Montepulciano it is rather spicy, unlike any other Montepulciano I have had previously.
Usually Montepulciano are smooth and easy to drink. this feels more like a harsh Shiraz, maybe it has the wrong label on. Not my favourite Montepulciano and at the price – quite steep for Aldi and definitely not an Aldi classic.
Somewhat feeling disappointed with this wine.
Wine Rating: 2.5/5
Man with no palate Review
They say that Chianti doesn’t travel far, and generally speaking that does seem to hold true particularly living in Australia. So such a classic Italian grape such as Montepulciano that is grown in Australia really does confuse the senses.
This is quite a peppery, dusty wine and there is nothing wrong with that. if you were to grow an Italian wine in Australia this is pretty much what you would expect. It has a hint of Italy, yet the harshness of the Australian climate. It is not a bad wine if you can get your hands on it, it would be worth a test.
Wine Rating: 3.5/5
Eden Valley Montepulciano 2020 Bottle Label Description
This is a no ordinary Montepulciano. Bold red with lifted plum, dried fruit and a hint of dark chocolate. Medium to full body, both rich and complex, bay leaf and finishing on fine powdery tannins.
A wine that demands being enjoyed with friends and family around the dinner table.