Sunday, August 10, 2014

Donnafugata "Mille e Una Notte" Contessa Entellina Rosso 2006

Date of Tasting: 13 June 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 90% Nero d'Avola blended with 10% of local grapes
Alcohol: 14%
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Appellation: DOC
Expect to Pay: ~ THB3,000
Chubby Score: 92/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: RP - 93/100, WE - 93/100, FS - 92/100, ST - 90/100, JR - 17/20, CT - 89/100

Appearance: dense ruby
Aroma: tight nose of blackberry, plum, cassis, and light balsamic
Palate: dense notes of jammy black fruits, exotic spices, chocolate, and tar. round and complex with half-refined tannins. finish rather long with layers.

Opulent in style. Not really my style but pleasurable. It was rich with expressive notes which matched well with roasts and cheese but those acidity and balsamic hints were not my liking. Approachable now and a decade to go.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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