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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TORNATORE
A THIRD REPEAT of the 2017 (**/**+) was last released on February 8, 2020 at $23.95. Assessed from a just purchased bottle at the LCBO. This new batch with a new lot number LTR1712219 on the back label is the best yet. Very slightly ambering medium-deep red colour. Spicy, slightly floral, ripe, bright, raspberry-plum nose with some mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, very slightly spicy, tangy, ripe, plum-cherry purée flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, sandalwood-tinged, fairly high acid finish. Quite ready to drink. This blend of 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio has 14% alcohol and now 2 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 487090
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating **+(89 points)
Slightly Spicy, Tangy, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Aromas of red berry, rose, thyme and a whiff of camphor shape the fragrant nose. Sleek and graceful, the lithe, savory palate delivers juicy strawberry, crushed raspberry, Mediterranean herbs and white pepper framed in glossy tannins and fresh acidity. A mineral note evoking smoky flint lingers on the finish. Editors' Choice. Score - 93 (Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2019) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 275 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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