This perennial best-in-show cru is comprised of very sandy soils, right up on the ocean, just 300m from the water. It possesses the remarkable finesse that the best sandy soiled sites in the world can offer (think Rayas), coupled with the maritime presence and the Sicilian sun. I am positively thrilled to be able to offer these……
Again, this sounds positively outrageously good to me. This is the highest rated Nero D’Avola that Ian has ever reviewed, and his career is ending very soon, so it may stand as the highest rated of his career…….get it while the gettin’ is good, and thank me later! ;0 14% alcohol here.
“Luminous red. Precise, brooding aromas of ripe red cherry, flint, orange rind, cinnamon, lavender and violet, complicated by iodine and earth. Silky and sappy with refined but very concentrated extract, this smothers the taste buds but stays vibrant and not at all heavy, offering lovely definition and lift to the red cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral flavors. Finishes extremely deep and long, with ultra-suave tannins, mesmerizing inner-mouth perfume and extreme refinement; very Barolo-like. A lovely multilayered wine showcasing the elegant side of Nero d’Avola that very few producers ever manage to showcase.” 97 Ian D’Agata