Cataldi Madonna

Malandrino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

8.9198 ratings
8.820 pro ratings
Abruzzi, Italy
Montepulciano
Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Had the 15 vintage at the same restaurant 90 weeks ago (Delectable dates crack me up, LOL), and the ‘16 is very consistent with the previous vintage. Great with Italian fare.

Had the 15 vintage at the same restaurant 90 weeks ago (Delectable dates crack me up, LOL), and the ‘16 is very consistent with the previous vintage. Great with Italian fare.

Aug 9th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Black fruit, licorice, dried herb. Background menthol and clove. Med+ acid, med- body, but the finish is there.

Black fruit, licorice, dried herb. Background menthol and clove. Med+ acid, med- body, but the finish is there.

Feb 2nd, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Perfect lunch time quaffer. First time I tried the Montepulciano grape. Opened up nicely to be smooth and subtle.

Perfect lunch time quaffer. First time I tried the Montepulciano grape. Opened up nicely to be smooth and subtle.

Nov 10th, 2017
Punky Mahle

Fruity but appropriately so. Great texture

Fruity but appropriately so. Great texture

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2015
Dottsy Zermeño

So handsome! Not too overwhelming. Solid and delicious without being too heavy.

So handsome! Not too overwhelming. Solid and delicious without being too heavy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Louie Christensen

Dark purple in color. Wet clove and spice mingles with dark fruit on the nose. Plums, chocolate covered blueberries, and tart black cherries and a warmth that I can only describe as a fig newton. A great example of what you look for in a Montepulciano.

Dark purple in color. Wet clove and spice mingles with dark fruit on the nose. Plums, chocolate covered blueberries, and tart black cherries and a warmth that I can only describe as a fig newton. A great example of what you look for in a Montepulciano.

Oct 12th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.6

Dark purple, black berry and black cherry.. Hints of clove old world for sure sour cherry med - tannin nice clean finish

Dark purple, black berry and black cherry.. Hints of clove old world for sure sour cherry med - tannin nice clean finish

Apr 26th, 2016
Marshal White

Dark fruited, seems almost lowish in acidity in a sense, but I think that's because the tannins are so so soft, and it's missing some of the tannin/acid interplay so familiar in Italian red wines. Quaffable

Dark fruited, seems almost lowish in acidity in a sense, but I think that's because the tannins are so so soft, and it's missing some of the tannin/acid interplay so familiar in Italian red wines. Quaffable

Jan 14th, 2016
Bart Hansen - Dane Cellars

Really nice wine, great berry fruit and medium weight.

Really nice wine, great berry fruit and medium weight.

Sep 11th, 2015
Raini Keyser, CSW

Best Montepulciano I've ever had.

Best Montepulciano I've ever had.

Jun 1st, 2015