Striking labels and memorable wine — all the more so if you recognize that this Montepulciano is not (gasp) from Abruzzo but from its tiny expat homeland in Oz. This was sourced from Kim Bolton Vineyards in Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula, and is full of fresh cherries, tayberries, mulberries with an active undercurrent of worn leather and soft pepper. Tannins are soft and the mouthfeel is broody, much like the label. Peppery spices build on the finish. For current drinking and I'd take it with grilled veg.