2012 Graci "Arcuria" Etna Rosso
Lots of sweet strawberry character on the nose and palate. Very pure. Full body, soft, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. Loads of flavor but lively and tangy. Drink or hold.
Aromas of wild berry, crushed violet, leather, menthol and a whiff of lightly toasted oak waft from the glass. The savory but refined palate delivers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, ground white pepper, licorice, sage and a mocha note alongside chewy tannins. It's structured but elegant, with a mineral-driven finish. (KO)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
There is no mistaking the 2012 Etna Rosso Arcuria for anything but a volcanic wine. The bouquet is redolent of smoke, ash and crushed mineral. There are savory tones of barbecue spice, scorched earth, grilled herb and dark fruity tones of plum and blackberry. This wine delivers an impressive level of chewy richness and balanced density. Arcurìa should continue its steady evolution over the next ten years. (ML)