This is a Primitivo di Manduria with 6 years on it. I should mention that I cut my wine teeth on Zinfandel (when I was a dapper young man...1994 vintage), so I know the grape.
After my customary request to drop the temperature by 5-10 degrees (these guys in Italy too often pull a wine off a shelf and pop n pour, guess I'm wimpy)... Anyways, after cooling and opening, this was great.
Color leaning towards pink/orange, a meat note on the nose, nice spicy black pepper mid-palate.
As expected low acid, mid tannin, and nice finish. Solid. More Primitivo coming soon to a Delectable post near you!!!
92 points — 16 days ago
Приобрёл для сравнения с La Fenice Squinzano. Очень здорово, именно то, что надо:) Чернослив, черешня, какао в аромате, чернослив и сливочность во вкусе. — 6 days ago
A very solid primitivo - quite fresh on the nose, but much riper in the mouth. Rich and full bodied, with a jammy and spiced finish. — 7 days ago