ARGIOLAS COSTERA 2006

Every now and then you come across a wine that makes you go, wow I so need to go out and buy a case of it. This wine would not be that for me 🙂 I must say the dominant tastes in this wine were not pleasant. This was not an aweful wine by any means, but not enjoyable. The flavor that came out the strongest is a strong smokey taste like cigar. Funny how I have read a descrition that included a cigar taste and so could not imagine it. I can now. And it was not pleasant. Even with breathing this wine was not something I enjoyed at all. If I had more than one of these, I would have taken it back. Which would be the first in a while … I paired this with Roast Rabbit which was also likely a bad choice. I suspect rabbit would go better with a white wine, but it’s my first time for making rabbit on my own so I can be forgiven for my transgression …

ARGIOLAS COSTERA  2006
DOC Cannonau di Sardegna  

“Argiolas is a reference-point producer of Sardinian whites, reds and dessert wines.” (Antonio Galloni, www.erobertparker.com, May 2008)
TASTING NOTE: The 2006 Costera Isola dei Nuraghi (100% Cannonau) is another knock-out effort from Argiolas. It reveals masses of super-ripe fruit bacon fat and licorice flavors. Today the fruit remains enshrouded in a wall of tannins so a year or two of further bottle age is called for, but this is a magnificent wine especially at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. 
Score – 90. (Antonio Galloni, www.erobertparker.com, May 2008) 
Check LCBO Stock      (XD)            750 mL    $20.95  

 

 

 

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