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PLUMBAGO NERO D'AVOLA 2019 Sustainable, DOC Sicilia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PLANETA
I was excited to see this 2019 hitting the shelves after my VIntages release best buy 2018 (94-points) was released on October 30, 2021 at only \$24.95. This 100% single-variety Nero d’Avola is produced from the old vineyard at Lake Arancio in south-facing western region. Fairly deep intense purple colour. Terrific nose - intense, complex, cedar-tinged, ripe, fruity, Damson plums with hints of walnuts and warm, very faintly smoky, autumnal chestnut notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, intense, complex, ripe, warm, ripe, Damson plum flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, bright, walnut-sandalwood driven finish. Delicious and capable of aging, this Sicilian gem has 13.5% alcohol and under 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L22E121 on the back label. CSPC 19491
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Rating ***(93 points)
Well Structured, Complex, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Plumbago or \"Ploom-baggo\" grows in Menfi and around Ulmo, coming out in Spring though not right away. In nero d'avola it is a red that manifests Menfi missives though Planeta chooses to label it not in menzione geographica terms but rather Sicilia DOC. This is because a new vineyard's fruit is involved and so it was not requested to be Menfi, but again in 2021 will be. Always rolling deep and seasoned, a black cherry and seasoned meaty depth yet '19 seems to have more stones, air and lightness, a relative thing but it makes a difference. This Plumbago really gets it, or maybe we get it and how it translates transparently. Less rustic than usual, a wood adjustment made and so here with a bit more sympathy and less dealing with the devil. Or more perhaps? It may say, \"Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name. But what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game.\" Drink 2023-2028. Tasted March 2022. Score - 92 (Michael Godel, winealign.com) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 18, 2023
Cases bought 319 (6 bottles per case)

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