Leone De Castris Riserva Salice Salentino 2006, Doc, 50th Vintage

Red Blend Red Blend
Puglia, Italy

$18.95 (597534)

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89 pts
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April 30, 2011

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Admittedly, this is a surprisingly fresh and clean example from the typically ultra-old school Leone de Castris...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Leone di Castris is one of the foremost producers of southern Italy. I love the lift and complexity of this mature...

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Community Reviews (5)

Tony  G
Tony G

very nice, suggest roast lamb or pasta with a red meaty sauce (esp. lamb).

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

One of my favourite producers in Southern Italy. This riserva is loaded with notes of red fruit, dried fruit, earth, black loives and a pleasant bitterness. Very good depth and a fine finish. A fine example of a Salice Salentino to drink now or hold for 3 years or so.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2006 Leone De Castris Riserva Salice Salentino 50th Vintage, composed of 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera, is medium bodied, integrated wine with aromas of raspberry, cherry and oak. Upon opening, the wine remains quite closed and metallic for about an hour (decant between 1 to 2 hours), after which the body emerges, tannins (that are refined to tannic) settle down and the wine becomes nice and smooth with nicely balanced acidity and a medium to long finish. It should be laid down for few more years and can be cellared for another decade or so. My impression: NICE, 89 pts - recommended for tannin lovers; nice wine for good price. Tasted June/11.

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Paul Abela
Paul Abela

found it bitter, almost thought it was corked when opened but it wasn't

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