Orestiadi Ludovico 2008, Igt Rosso Sicilia

Red Blend Red Blend
Sicily, Italy

$19.95 (388645)

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November 08, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a wonderful surprise from Sicily - a cabernet/nero d'avola blend with unexpected purity, structure and...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Delivering excellent harmony and overall stuffing, the 2008 Ludovico represents excellent value for money....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An intriguingly herbal, savoury, Mediterranean herb-scented wine, the composition of which remains a mystery from the...

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Community Reviews (5)

Tony  G
Tony G

Fantastic. Pair with lamb dishes.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

What a lovely surprise, not knowing what this was (found out later it is a cab sauv/nero d'avola blend) I was delighted with a richly textured and full of varied spice flavours wine at a very reasonable price.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Different. Good.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

The 10% Cab in this blend uplifts the 90% Nero d'Avola, providing a delicious core of juicy cassis. There's also abundant blackberry, dark cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, finely-ground black pepper, earth, iron, and herbs, very much of a southern Italian idiom but thankfully without much wood. The tannins have obviously softened considerably, but there's still remarkable acidity for a wine of this age, and the cran-cherry tartness is actually quite sharp. A very good "Super Sicilian," even if the elements don't quite hold together and the elegant core is surrounded by a rough, murky exterior.

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