Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

9.497 ratings
9.435 pro ratings
Abruzzi, Italy
Montepulciano
Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Caleb Schiff

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Jun 25th, 2021
Lee Pitofsky

Opened 5 hours in advance of drinking. Complex, layered and a bit rustic with wild cherries and herbs evolving into attributes of tar, smoke and dark cocoa. The finish is wonderfully long and alluring.

Opened 5 hours in advance of drinking. Complex, layered and a bit rustic with wild cherries and herbs evolving into attributes of tar, smoke and dark cocoa. The finish is wonderfully long and alluring.

Jul 13th, 2019
web bond

May 2013 visit to Emidio Pepe.

May 2013 visit to Emidio Pepe.

May 27th, 2019
James Forsyth

The 2001 Emidio Pepe is intense. Rich and giving. Cherry and tar. I’d be happy to drink this again now or wait another handful of decades.

The 2001 Emidio Pepe is intense. Rich and giving. Cherry and tar. I’d be happy to drink this again now or wait another handful of decades.

Mar 7th, 2019
Caleb Schiff

Legit.... when you finally dig deep into the cellar and Jason is in town 👌

Legit.... when you finally dig deep into the cellar and Jason is in town 👌

Nov 11th, 2018
Josh Spurling

Beyond words. Just one of those great wine experiences.

Beyond words. Just one of those great wine experiences.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2016
Paul Lysek

Sommelier at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

9.4

Fruit is still nice and fresh.

Fruit is still nice and fresh.

Jul 1st, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

2001 vintage; delicious in a classic sense, but in to fully enjoy it, you need to be a fan of rusticity and drying tannins.

2001 vintage; delicious in a classic sense, but in to fully enjoy it, you need to be a fan of rusticity and drying tannins.

Apr 21st, 2016
Roel van der Burg

Sommelier at Restaurant Entrepot

9.4

Brilliant wine. Started out with notes of dried porcini and forest floor & developed a smokey style in a few hours (and kept that for days). Elegant texture, way more elegant than I thought. Superb length, even on the third day. Magnificent! At Emidio Pepe everything is done by hand. The wines age in cement tanks (stricktly no oak policy) for a while before they are bottled. Before the bottle hits the market it is 'decanted' (the sediment is taken out by this process & the whiff of reduction will blow off) and will be corked again. The cork states the year of the decantation. My bottle was decanted in 2015. Miraculous procedure, marvelous wine!

Brilliant wine. Started out with notes of dried porcini and forest floor & developed a smokey style in a few hours (and kept that for days). Elegant texture, way more elegant than I thought. Superb length, even on the third day. Magnificent! At Emidio Pepe everything is done by hand. The wines age in cement tanks (stricktly no oak policy) for a while before they are bottled. Before the bottle hits the market it is 'decanted' (the sediment is taken out by this process & the whiff of reduction will blow off) and will be corked again. The cork states the year of the decantation. My bottle was decanted in 2015. Miraculous procedure, marvelous wine!

Mar 9th, 2016
Paul Stroud

Sommelier/Wine Director

9.6

Stunning, need more please

Stunning, need more please

Sep 30th, 2015