Aromas of ripe plum, sour cherry, licorice, oregano and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Juicy, flavorful and fresh. Delicious now.
92 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)
The 2018 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Jorio takes its time opening up in the glass. At first the wine is smoky with peppery florals and hints of camphor. Patience is rewarded, as this deepens with shades of violet, giving way to crushed blackberry and hints of spiced citrus. It’s silky yet lifted in feel, with juicy acids and soothingly ripe red and black fruits. This closes incredibly fresh with a flourish of pretty inner florals and hints of licorice. The 2018 Jorio really captures the energy of the vintage and is a pleasure to taste.
90 points, Eric Guido, Vinous (Apr 2021)