Thursday, June 07, 2007

Morgante 2005 Nero D'Avola Vendemmia Sicilia

This wine is made of 100% Nero D'Avola, a varietal unique to Sicily. It is highly recommended by several wine critics (one of the being Robert Parker), and I thought I would give it a try ($15.99 at local store).

A deep ruby red color in the glass gives me a hint that this is going to be a wine concentrated in fruit. On the nose, dried, dark cherries with spice. It is overwhelmingly powerful in the fruit and I am not to excited about tasting it. It is equally super, overly, powerful on the palate with dark cherry and raisin, and an almost sherry-like quality. This is not my style of wine at all...
This is the first time for me tasting this grape and I am not quite sure if I missed a flaw in this specific bottle or if it is just not something I would enjoy. I suspect the later...
Can not recommend it at all. I took a couple of sips and then the whole bottle went down the drain...
I would love to hear your comments on this wine! Give me your opinion!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it, it has a definite peasant quatlity to it that you either can appreciate or can't. I am affiliated with the wine industry and have an opportunity to drink and taste wine well above my pay grade. That said, I can still enjoy an "honest hardworking true to it's origin" (read geography and history) varietal. I will probably lay a couple of these down just to see their progression.

JoAnn said...

I agree with anonymous. This is an excellent wine. My Sicilian grandfather used to make a wine very much like this. I was thrilled to find something close to it. I have not been a red wine aficionado because I could not find a red to compare to my grandfathers. This wine does.

JC

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