- 2004 Don Rudolfo Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT - Italy, Sicily, Sicilia IGT (9/29/2006)
27,80€ 13% abv. Dark red, some purple. The 7 months aging in barrique is noticable, but gladly doesn't kill all other scents: it is a little earthy, herbal and tangy in the way that the idea of "Italy" would suggest. There is some sweet red berry scents somewhat reminiscent of the little bit less inelegant Zinfandels. The palate is juicy and red toned, a little tannic (which I don't mind at all) and has very fine acidity! Apart from the lovely acidity, this is spoofulated, but still fine. I rather like it, but I think I would have preferred it barriqueless.
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