2007 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

SKU #1080357 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 Salice Salentino Riserva 50th Vendemmia is big, powerful and super intense. Ripe black fruits, licorice, smoke, ash and game come through in this assertive Salice Salentino. Silky tannins round out the finish. As the name states, the 50th Vendemmia celebrates the estate's 50th harvest. The Riserva is 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera, aged in neutral French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.  (6/2011)

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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/19/2011 | Send Email
Power, complexity, drinkability and price performance you can't ask for anything more from this wine. I was bowled over when I first tasted this Salice Salentino its warm and inviting feel, lush yet balanced palate presence and the depth of flavors that one rarely finds at this price point. Drink now over the next 4-5 years, by a case it will be gone before you know it.
Drink from 2011 to 2017

By: Chris Bottarini | Review Date: 1/20/2012
Saturated ruby in the glass. Dark, brooding fruit redolent of plums, violets, minerals & spice. Surprisingly light on it's feet for how dark it is & how rich the nose was. Leather
& dark fruits with a smooth, supple finish.

By: MartinD of ENOFYLZ Wine Blog | Review Date: 1/15/2012
Dark garnet color with aromatic dark fruit, smoke, and licorice aromas. On the palate full-bodied , powerful, yet refined, and well structured with vivid fruit, fine-grained tannins, and good acidity with blackberry, black currant, spice and a hint of earth flavors. Long finish. www.enofylz.com
Drink from 2012 to 2017

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Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Puglia

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5