Argiolas

Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi Red Blend

9.2275 ratings
9.354 pro ratings
Sardinia, Italy
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
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Garen Staglin

Best of Sardinia. Cherry and chocolate.

Best of Sardinia. Cherry and chocolate.

Mar 25th, 2022
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9.3

The 2016 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is intense, spicy and packed full of tart blackberry and cherry, further complicated by shavings of cedar and animal musk. It’s silky and polished in feel, displaying an unexpected elegance. The dark fruits and exotic spice give way to grippy tannins and minerals toward the close. The palate aches under its youthful tension, with notes of black currants, bitter coffee and tobacco lasting for well over a minute. The 2016 Turriga will need some time in the cellar to show its best, but it will be worth the wait. It’s a blend of 85% Cannonau, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Malvasia Nera. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2016 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is intense, spicy and packed full of tart blackberry and cherry, further complicated by shavings of cedar and animal musk. It’s silky and polished in feel, displaying an unexpected elegance. The dark fruits and exotic spice give way to grippy tannins and minerals toward the close. The palate aches under its youthful tension, with notes of black currants, bitter coffee and tobacco lasting for well over a minute. The 2016 Turriga will need some time in the cellar to show its best, but it will be worth the wait. It’s a blend of 85% Cannonau, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Malvasia Nera. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 24th, 2021
Rodney Rosser

2010 from magnum

2010 from magnum

Jan 7th, 2020
Anna Vocaturo

😮👠🍲

😮👠🍲

Sep 18th, 2017
Steve Medbery

Wow, this blew me away tonight! Cannonau (Grenache blend ) from Sardinia. Rose petal and mushroom on the nose, cherry, back tea, leather, plum and a hint of chocolate on the palate. Hey Delectable Community, you've really got to try this if you can find it!

Wow, this blew me away tonight! Cannonau (Grenache blend ) from Sardinia. Rose petal and mushroom on the nose, cherry, back tea, leather, plum and a hint of chocolate on the palate. Hey Delectable Community, you've really got to try this if you can find it!

2 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2018
Frans Vogels

A serious wine almost Bordeaux like. Excellent

A serious wine almost Bordeaux like. Excellent

2 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2018
Ivonne Nill

Fabulous! Great balance (12.5% abv), acidity, slightly dried cherry and strawberry fruit. Utterly delicious.

Fabulous! Great balance (12.5% abv), acidity, slightly dried cherry and strawberry fruit. Utterly delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 / made from #cannonau #carignano #bovale #malvasianegro #sangiovese 18 months on new barrels. Very impressive wine. Super rich. Cedar. Roundness. Way too young but with lots and lots of potential. #sardegna

Vintage 2013 / made from #cannonau #carignano #bovale #malvasianegro #sangiovese 18 months on new barrels. Very impressive wine. Super rich. Cedar. Roundness. Way too young but with lots and lots of potential. #sardegna

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2018
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9.3

Almost fully saturated ruby. Deep, perfumed aromas of dark plum, steel, flint, charcoal and herbs. Enters bright and fresh, then steely in the middle with a savory edge to the red and blue fruit flavors. Complicated by Mediterranean herbs and a hint of tar on the long, almost austere finish. Very serious Turriga with no easy sweetness or juiciness of fruit. Forget about this in the cellar for another three or four years. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, March 2018)

Almost fully saturated ruby. Deep, perfumed aromas of dark plum, steel, flint, charcoal and herbs. Enters bright and fresh, then steely in the middle with a savory edge to the red and blue fruit flavors. Complicated by Mediterranean herbs and a hint of tar on the long, almost austere finish. Very serious Turriga with no easy sweetness or juiciness of fruit. Forget about this in the cellar for another three or four years. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, March 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2018
Chris Luke

Rich and exotic. More French than Italian.

Rich and exotic. More French than Italian.

Nov 6th, 2016