Lento Lamezia Riserva 2010, Doc

Red Blend Red Blend
Calabria, Italy

$15.75 (972208)

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February 21, 2015

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is made from varieties indigenous in Calabria, including magliocco (alias gaglioppo). I really like the lifted,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Magliocco, greco nero and nerello are blended together to yield this attractively rustic wine, fully savoury and...

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Community Reviews (3)

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

Re-tasted nearly a year after my first tasting, this is still a superb red. Perhaps the tannin has softened a bit but fresh and going strong. Drink now or hold a few more years.
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What a classic southern Italian wine. A very complex mix of dried fruits, herbs, ripe red fruit. To me, the tannin still seem quite powerful, though did not detract at all. Love this now, but I think even better in 18-24 months. Glad I bought a second bottle. A steal on sale at $15.75.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

The key note here is rusty iron, and this fabulous blend of three distinct local varietals -- Magliocco, Greco Nero, and Nerello -- tastes like the root systems have gone deep to pull the very essence of the earth up into the grapes. There's dried fruit, raspberry and strawberry, as well as ripe cherry and tart currant, but the savoury herbs, earth, lead pencil, and faint aromatic smokiness are what truly appeal. (A slight acetic note even adds to the attractive mix.) It lacks refinement, and could use a bit more fruit, but it's a fascinating Italian red that isn't one of the usual suspects.

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Adam
Adam

Gotta love the honest purity of this wine. Loads of dried red and black fruit with oak driven complexity adding a subtle earthy spiciness. It's super juicy giving it quite a lively palate, and the tannins are very silky offering such a nice mouthfeel. It's just a pleasure to sip and a great addition to the table.

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