Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2013

Date of Tasting: 12 May 2016
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 98% Nerello Mascalese, 2% Nerello Cappuccio
Alcohol: 14%
Origin: Sicily, Italy
Appellation: Etna Rosso DOC
Expect to Pay: ~ EUR30
Web: http://www.tenutaterrenere.com/
Chubby Appreciation: 92/100
Critics' Opinion: JS - 92/100, JR - 17/20, CT - 91/100


Appearance: Bright ruby.
Aroma: Spices. Powerful ripe red fruits. Some floral and leather.
Palate: Medium-full bodied with ripe and sweet tannins. Smooth. Complete and complex. Outstanding ripe cherry and plum notes. Bright but firm. Long lasting in the mouth.

A really good job for this Etna by Terre Nere. Pretty much aromatic like the Burgundian but ways lower price. It is even ready for enjoying at its early life. I personally would not mind stocking up as table wine at all. If you like your wine a bit of ripe and bright, this is a candidate for you.


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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