Nico- Montepulciano D’abruzzo this is a striking wine that initially seems to be rather modern and showy, but then reveals some layered complexity. deep coloured, it has a complex fruity nose of liqueur-like raspberries with a warm herbal, spicy, dried-meat edge. the palate shows some oak, as well as dense, ripe fruit, and there’s a rather nervy, spicy structure that stops it from being too smooth or suave. indeed, there’s a restrained wildness about this wine, although it’s well hidden under the modern gloss. quite serious, still, and it will be fascinating to see how it develops.