Francesco Minini Terre Avare Primitivo Di Manduria 2008, Doc

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Puglia, Italy

$12.95 (180307)

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August 07, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This dark soft red has very ripe raisiny aromas with pipe tobacco, earthy and chocolate notes. It's full bodied, soft...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Typically raisined/baked fruit flavours here, all prunes and shriveled berries, but not without some appeal. The...

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tlainc
tlainc

This red is 100% Primitivo, a grape variety that’s a very close kin to Zinfandel. Aromas of spiced plum, raspberry, blueberry and light herb emanate, leading the way to recurring flavours of berry, chocolate, sweet oak and spicy vanilla. Savoury on the palate, this medium-bodied wine has good balance, and impressive length. You can tuck this bottle away for up to 5 years, or open it tonight with fusilli in basil-tomato sauce, or grilled kebabs with eggplant, beef and mushrooms. (VINTAGES panel, Feb. 2010) 85

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