2011 Gulfi "Nerojbleo" Sicilia

SKU #1270746 90 points Vinous

 Deep red. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark berries and violet. Deep, dense and juicy, offering bright flavors of red berries and spices. Finishes pure and long, with suave tannins and bright acidity that leave the taste buds refreshed. (IDA)  (12/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2011 Nerojbleo shows extra heft and grit due to the warmer vintage conditions. This expression of Nero d'Avola is packed tight with red cherry and blackberry aromas. It also shows plum, cassis, spice, tobacco and roasted almond husk. There is a smoky cigar-like aroma followed by cured meat and leather. (ML)  (12/2015)

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Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/13/2016 | Send Email
I once asked the owner of Gulfi why his Nero d'Avola "Nerojbleo" is so much richer, darker and fuller bodied than most I've tried and he explained that their inland Chiaramonte vineyards yield wines of this style as opposed to the more typical brighter, lighter red fruited Neros. It's the reason our customers love this so much and continue to buy it year after year. Due to the warm weather in 2011, this wine is a bit bigger shouldered than usual with loads of concentrated dark plum, black and red berry fruit flavors accented by notes of spice and earth. This is an impressive Sicilian red that will stand up to heartier dishes.

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