2005 Tormaresca Masseria Maìme Negroamaro Salento (Elsewhere $35)

SKU #1118784 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright ruby. Smoky, minerally aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant and plum, with hints of flowers and tobacco. Sweet, dense and youthfully unevolved, with harmonious acids giving lift to the wine's floral and mineral flavors—as well as to the sense of refinement the '06 Masseria Maime lacks. This impeccably balanced wine finishes long, pure and very clean.  (4/2011)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a very pretty example of Negroamaro that has been shaped by warm oak tones of vanilla and spice. It’s elegant and soft and delivers loads of succulent spice notes throughout.  (11/2008)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/27/2012 | Send Email
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This is one of the most elegant, balanced and complex Negroamaro that I have tasted. The wine has the classic Puglian richness one would expect but this wine has linear structure that really holds the wine together, lengthening and freshening the wine across your palate. Layers of flavor, spice, ripe and complex black fruit, hints of herbs that all have an equal voice in the wines flavor. Well balanced and an impressive finish.
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5