Saturday night and I have for the first time opened a Nero d'Avola, the 2013 Gulfi Nerojbleo from Sicily.
The nose reveals notes of black cherry, black plum, dried herbs, licorice, tobacco, dried floral notes, oak and clay dust.
On the palate I am getting good fruit, black cherry, blueberry, black plum, licorice, leather, dried herbs, and dry soil.
You will find this wine to be full bodied with medium + acidity and high grippy mouth coating tannins that lead to a long fruit filled finish. I'm enjoying my weekend hoping you are too. Please be careful out there and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 days ago
Really enjoyed this bottle. Was not expecting much... but got an awesome wine that was a great value. — 6 days ago
This is actually the Syrah. Nice strong fruit scent when poured which I love. Full bodied, black cherry and plums on the tongue. I love that where these grapes are grown is near the ruins of a Moorish temple that are revealed when the water level drops of the lake it is in. Very nice wine! — 3 days ago
Blackberries, black pepper, hints of vanilla, and well structured with acid and medium tannins. A bit earthy and smoky. Very good wine. — 4 days ago
Köttigt och fett, charkuterier och lite rökigt. Lagerblad. Väldigt väl sammansatt till en helhet. Inte det minsta spritig trots 14,5% — 14 days ago
My first Nero d’Avola! To me this is the Italian Zin; the bright acidity of Italian wines but that deeper richness of a Zinfandel. Beautiful dark purple color; blackberry and plum flavors. Leather and tobacco notes with a slight licorice finish. Even slighter lavender and rosemary at the end. — 20 hours ago
Good day drinker no food needed! Light and bright and fruity! Vintage 2016 — 4 days ago
Purchased at the Grocery Outlet for $5.99.
That said, when we opened it yesterday it was totally not-descript. I wasn't even going to post it. Now, I am flabbergasted. We wasted it!
👃 lots of plummy raisins and caramel. So much fruit, it reminded me of a fruit compote.
👅 Pleasant leathery tannins, dry, subtly astringent. I never thought I'd b say "pleasant" and "leathery" in the same sentence.
Let this air out at least 24 hours! — a month ago