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BURDESE 2014 IGT Sicilia Menfi
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PLANETA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. The 2013 was released on May 25, 2019 at $43.95 but was never presented, so this is my first time to assess this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc. In local dialect Burdese means from Bordeaux with vines grown in vineyards near the sea in Sicily’s south-west Menfi region. Very deep intense purple colour. There is a classy, gently complex, fairly intense, plummy ripeness on the nose with some bricky, sandalwood notes. The palate is dry, medium to medium-full bodied and well structured with fairly complex, rather warm, intense, ripe, Damson plum and blackberry flavours and a lingering, fairly cedary, high acid, still youthful, perhaps somewhat linear, grippy, faintly herbal, leather-tinged finish. Maturation took place in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months with malolactic fermentation in wood and stainless steel. Has 14% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L16E201 on the back label. Like any good Bordeaux, this calls for a well-aged, highly marbled rib steak. CSPC 109876
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating ***(93 points)
Dense, Complex, Ripe
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Lots of chocolate, spice and ripe-blackcurrant aromas make this immediately attractive and the full but supple palate has rather elegant tannins and nice, minty freshness through the long finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Score - 92 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct. 22, 2018) Price $ 43.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 5, 2020
Cases bought 49 (6 bottles per case)

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