Friday, March 13, 2009

Cantine Colosi Nero D'Avola 2007

  • Area: Italy, Sicily
  • Grape: Nero D'Avola
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Rating: Black 90 Dilettante 90 Nwjr 87
Description: The nose has aromas of cherry, moss, damp earth and a hint of menthol. The attack is smooth and jammy. In the mouth it's full bodied with flavors of bright fruits, cocoa dusted pistachio nuts, dark cherries and a nice floral lift. The finish is lingering and bone dry. A touch of raw potato right at the end gives this wine a unique twist. We enjoyed it immensely but only after it decanted for an hour and a half. The longer it sits, the fruitier it gets. When first opened, it is tight fisted. Let it relax and it will deliver.

Price: $13

Note: Red sauce dishes accentuate this wine's darker tones.

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