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2010 Terrazze Dell'etna CirnecoNerello Mascalese from Italy

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"Warm and robust on the palate, bright ruby red colour and compact. In the mouth perfectly combines exuberance and harmony proves a splendid example of integrity and sweetness ...

  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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93

"Showing elegance and structure, this opens with aromas of underbrush, earth, leather, herb and a balsamic note. On the vibrant palate firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity frame dried cherry, mocha, licorice and exotic spice. Candied orange zest and a mineral note close the finish."

92 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"I tasted the 2010 Etna Rosso Cirneco (100% Nerello Mascalese) last year and had the chance to revisit the wine again. Since then, not much has changed although my impression is that it has started to flesh out nicely. It shows more spice coloring of cinnamon and clove this year. This is an austere and stubborn wine that plays its cards close to its chest. It reveals crushed stone, dark fruit and grilled herb with slow precision. These qualities bode well for its future evolution. So does the tannic management. The wine is stern, firm and structured. Fruit comes from 60-year-old pre-phylloxera vines that have been pruned down to just two clusters per vine."

90 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"Medium red. Stony and herbal elements complement bright red cherry and redcurrant aromas. Plush and silky in texture, showing very good depth and density to its flavors of red cherry and medicinal herbs. A trace of alcoholic warmth held my score down but this very accurate and attractive rendition of Etna Rosso nonetheless merits an outstanding rating. Made from roughly 60-year-old vines grown at an altitude of 750 meters."

Product Description:

"Warm and robust on the palate, bright ruby red colour and compact. In the mouth perfectly combines exuberance and harmony proves a splendid example of integrity and sweetness of the tannin, calibrated in an optimum freshness and flavour. Seductive and long persistence. The most perfect, elegant portrait of his homeland." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 113126
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Sub-Region Etna
Ratings

93 - Wine Enthusiast

92 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Nerello Mascalese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral
Nose red cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco, sweet spice and mineral