Il Censo

Njuro Terre Siciliane IGT Perricone

9.123 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Perricone
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

A perfect food wine with everything in the right place - some tannin, some earth, some dried fruit, some acid, some depth. Just impeccably balanced and elegant in a very unpretentious, old world kind of way.

A perfect food wine with everything in the right place - some tannin, some earth, some dried fruit, some acid, some depth. Just impeccably balanced and elegant in a very unpretentious, old world kind of way.

Sep 9th, 2020
Adam Kincaid

Intense aromatics - a blend of mushroomy earthy musk layered over wildflowers. Like a recently tilled garden bed. There is a slight prickly effervescence that pops the tongue. Very fun, very strange to me. I’m smitten.

Intense aromatics - a blend of mushroomy earthy musk layered over wildflowers. Like a recently tilled garden bed. There is a slight prickly effervescence that pops the tongue. Very fun, very strange to me. I’m smitten.

Nov 27th, 2019
Jay Kline

Brought this over to my parent’s place for dinner the other night; the first time since before the pandemic started reaching the middle of the US so, late February. My father spent his career as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy and we lived in Bahrain during the early 90’s, shortly after the Gulf War. My family would routinely host large gatherings at our house when the Italian merchants would visit my dad. They would bring all of the ingredients including, but not limited to, tomatoes, pasta, mozzarella di bufala, and wine from the family vineyards in Sicily. As kids, we would play fooseball with Mario and Mario (not making this up) while they waited for the sauce to be ready. Anyway, my dad says this wine reminds him exactly of what they used to bring. In an instant, my parents were transported back 30 years to some their fondest memories. Ahhhh...the power of food and wine. Okay, so what’s this taste like? Rustic. Dark cherry fruit with earth and a fairly pronounced barnyard funk. It’s not overrun with brett but it’s there. The tannin is assertive but fair and plenty of acid for non-fussy meals like pizza and pasta. An utterly charming wine that nods to everything you expect from the old world.

Brought this over to my parent’s place for dinner the other night; the first time since before the pandemic started reaching the middle of the US so, late February. My father spent his career as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy and we lived in Bahrain during the early 90’s, shortly after the Gulf War. My family would routinely host large gatherings at our house when the Italian merchants would visit my dad. They would bring all of the ingredients including, but not limited to, tomatoes, pasta, mozzarella di bufala, and wine from the family vineyards in Sicily. As kids, we would play fooseball with Mario and Mario (not making this up) while they waited for the sauce to be ready. Anyway, my dad says this wine reminds him exactly of what they used to bring. In an instant, my parents were transported back 30 years to some their fondest memories. Ahhhh...the power of food and wine. Okay, so what’s this taste like? Rustic. Dark cherry fruit with earth and a fairly pronounced barnyard funk. It’s not overrun with brett but it’s there. The tannin is assertive but fair and plenty of acid for non-fussy meals like pizza and pasta. An utterly charming wine that nods to everything you expect from the old world.

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2020
Christian Ford

Both of us enjoyed this. Definitely needed some time to open up as it was pretty funky at the outset but a nice pairing for any meat dish with some heartiness. Or on its own.

Both of us enjoyed this. Definitely needed some time to open up as it was pretty funky at the outset but a nice pairing for any meat dish with some heartiness. Or on its own.

Aug 8th, 2020
Andrew Formi

Awesome... earthy with a bubbly texture... Jack

Awesome... earthy with a bubbly texture... Jack

May 8th, 2020
Kenny Monroe

Now and later grape candy, black currant, lightly effervescent. Very one note but still tasty.

Now and later grape candy, black currant, lightly effervescent. Very one note but still tasty.

Mar 22nd, 2020
Jason Keefer

Earth and vegetal characteristics galore! Super intense with a full mouthfeel!

Earth and vegetal characteristics galore! Super intense with a full mouthfeel!

Feb 7th, 2020
Joe Rose

Earthy and scrumptious.

Earthy and scrumptious.

Dec 29th, 2019
David Sweeney

Nice dark cherry fruit with a more rustic/dusty layer on top. Pretty big. Liked it.

Nice dark cherry fruit with a more rustic/dusty layer on top. Pretty big. Liked it.

Jun 1st, 2019
Gwen

At Scarpetta

At Scarpetta

May 30th, 2021