Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

9.327 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Abruzzi, Italy
Montepulciano
Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

The 2010 Emidio Pepe was like a young version of the 2001. Dark cherries, tar, spice. The finish is eternal. No doubt it would likewise age forever.

The 2010 Emidio Pepe was like a young version of the 2001. Dark cherries, tar, spice. The finish is eternal. No doubt it would likewise age forever.

Mar 7th, 2019
LM Segal

Wow - a completely novel wine experience for me. Imagine red Bandol made by chocolate-covered Italian elves. Rich and mocha-laden, with a core of toasted cocoa and sour cherry. Finely grained tannins go on forever. Perfect match for Wagyu! Awesome.

Wow - a completely novel wine experience for me. Imagine red Bandol made by chocolate-covered Italian elves. Rich and mocha-laden, with a core of toasted cocoa and sour cherry. Finely grained tannins go on forever. Perfect match for Wagyu! Awesome.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Sarah O'Kelley

Belated post of a very special vacation Wine; this was my first time getting to really sit down and enjoy an Emidio Pepe and give it my full concentration. The 2010 is actually in a great spot right now very tertiary:  dried red fruit and earth and lots of smoky meat like flavors! It was a splurge and I’m glad I did it 😊

Belated post of a very special vacation Wine; this was my first time getting to really sit down and enjoy an Emidio Pepe and give it my full concentration. The 2010 is actually in a great spot right now very tertiary:  dried red fruit and earth and lots of smoky meat like flavors! It was a splurge and I’m glad I did it 😊

Sep 8th, 2020
Dan H
9.4

With boar. Yes.

With boar. Yes.

May 2nd, 2020
John H Duncan

Wow. No S02 so the nose is all terroir? Held back. 2010 current. Completely resolved. Singular.

Wow. No S02 so the nose is all terroir? Held back. 2010 current. Completely resolved. Singular.

Aug 14th, 2018
Georgia Blume Sugerman

2010

Sep 24th, 2014
Zoë Wilkins

Cola and Sweet roots, dark berries. Slight blood note.

Cola and Sweet roots, dark berries. Slight blood note.

Mar 8th, 2018
Michael Schuster

At first very fresh and metallic, after a while much rounder and delicate. Great stuff.

At first very fresh and metallic, after a while much rounder and delicate. Great stuff.

Nov 18th, 2016
Ned Gray Creed

My first Pepe rouge. That would be an epic winery to visit.

My first Pepe rouge. That would be an epic winery to visit.

Jun 24th, 2015
Janice Wang

2010
Deep ruby purple edge
Really meaty smell initially. Fades away to faint dark fruit.
Like coco cola. Plummy, deep deep dark fruit. Crisp acid, sinewy tannins, chocolate in the back. Bitterness of Italian. Residual length of cola with bitters. More jaunty. Meaty and masculine.

2010
Deep ruby purple edge
Really meaty smell initially. Fades away to faint dark fruit.
Like coco cola. Plummy, deep deep dark fruit. Crisp acid, sinewy tannins, chocolate in the back. Bitterness of Italian. Residual length of cola with bitters. More jaunty. Meaty and masculine.

May 28th, 2015