2008 Vallone "Vereto" Salice Salentino Riserva

SKU #1279905 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep red. Sexy, expressive aromas of red fruits, lead pencil, licorice and flowers. Silky-sweet, broad and mouthfilling, with concentrated dark fruit and aromatic herb flavors. Finishes long and serious, with ripe, broad tannins and lingering, very intense floral notes. Very drinkable already but still young at six years of age, this Riserva is one of the best wines (Graticciaia excepted) from Agricole Vallone in years. (ID)  (3/2014)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Salice Salentino Riserva Vereto is a pure expression of Negroamaro that is aged in botte grande for up to eight months. This is a dry and sophisticated red wine that shows a thinner appearance compared to its peers and a more delicate bouquet. Those aromas recall sandalwood, Indian spice, pressed rose, black pepper and cherry cola. The wine also shows tertiary tones of licorice and balsam herb. The tannins are finely polished and dry. (ML)  (4/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Ripe and fruity, this delivers a plump cherry note layered with hints of loamy earth and wild herb. Fresh and balanced, with a chewy finish. Drink now through 2020. (AN, Web-2015)

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