2014 Il Gattopardo Nero d'Avola - Syrah Sicilia

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2017 | Send Email
I tasted this wine as a favor for a salesman friend but I had little hope that I would like this wine. Syrah and Nero d’Avola as a blend just didn’t seem to work in my mind, yet this wine is super and when you factor in the price it is almost unbelievable. The nose is Nero d’Avola, that gentle, plum sweetness you’d expect but not an over-ripe version just clean, and faceted aromatics. On the palate you can feel the presence of the Syrah; it adds structure, mid palate density and a layer of sophistication, while the Nero d’Avola’s fruit keeps it from being heavy. The finish is balanced, fresh, with good body that shows you weight without being heavy, the perfect wine for your Tuesday Lasagna.
Drink from 2017 to 2020

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