Torre Saracena Riserva Salice Salentino 2009

Red Blend Red Blend
Puglia, Italy

$13.75 (362442)

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85 pts
5
February 15, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A typically, earthy, raisined, barnyard-brettanomyces-inflected Salice Salentino in a classically rustic southern...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Spicy, sweaty, a little oxidative and nutty. Notes of prune and black olive make for a lush palate. Tannins are still...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very ripe, almost overripe pruny red with earthy/mossy notes and sweet oak and chocolate. Its full soft,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Torre Saracena Riserva Salice Salentino, composed of 80% Negroamaro and 20% Malvasia Nera which were aged in oak for 10 months, has intense aromas of dark chocolate, toasted/smoked wood and clove on the nose and cherry and wood on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; with tart acidity, refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and a long finish. This is a food friendly wine though I would recommend sipping it (if you can handle the acidity); drink now to 2018 (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts – recommended for its value (bin end product - $2 off). Tasted in Sep/14.

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Tony  G
Tony G

Nov - 14
This was far better than I expected from the reviews. Very dry with integrated wood and cherry flavours and various herbs on the nose. Loved it with pasta in a red sauce with meat and wild mushrooms. I will cellar the second bottle for a bit longer yet, it has legs.

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