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Plums, tobacco, and herbs on the nose. There is plenty of dark fruit with firm tannins on the palate. The wine is medium-bodied, extremely well balanced, and incredible value.
Amazing deep and smooth Italian red here. Like Meat Loaf at the Tea Emporium eating a pastrami sandwich. Its big, kinda ugly, and smells like fresh juicy meat and dried loose herbs. Pair this with a ketchup smothered, piping hot slice of meat from the loaf pan. I’d do anything for wine….. but I won’t drink tea, no I won’t drink tea.
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The 2008 Taurino Salice Salentino Riserva is a medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of pine-cedar-oak (as decanting progresses), clove and faint liquorice on the nose and red currant and pomegranate on the palate. It has a sharp acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a bit hot, medium to long finish. Drink now or hold for 5+ years. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts - not a food friendly wine, instead enjoy by itself or with some hard cheeses. Tasted Apr/12.
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Old world wine here, with rustic notes of prunes, dried fruit and some pleasant bitterness especially on the long finish. Lots of complexity and very approachable. Super value for $15. Tasted April 2012.