Montalto Nero d’Avola / Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 IGT Sicilia Italy

Every now and then I come across a review about some great bottle of wine under $10. Blah blah Blah, yadda, yadda, yadda and skip to the chase. Underwhelming, tasted like vinegar. Alcohol was the only flavor. Then every now and then one comes along and make you go hmmm. This is one of those. This is by no means a fabulous wine. It won’t be keeping for years. It is a ready to drink wine that has a flavor similar to a mild Petite Syrah. Slightly sweet, little bit of blackberry/chassis flavors. A little bit of oak. All fairly well balanced. Now the review that caught my attention from Winecurrent waxed lyrical about it, but I found it quite reasonable. Nowhere near as good as he found but heh … I found the finish to be on the mild side.

 

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Here is what winecurrent had to say …

 

A recent Gold Medal winner in the $9 to $15 red wine category at the Ottawa Wine and Food Show this out-scored wines costing half again as much great value. Nero d’Avola is a grape indigenous to Sicily and makes up 80% of this red blend. There are rich and robust aromas of black briary berry black licorice and earthy nuances that segue richly concentrated fruit flavours that wash over the palate in delicious waves black raspberry Bing cherry and red pie cherry along with subtle notes of espresso roast and mocha. It’s medium bodied generously textured well balanced and sports a lingering finish. What’s not to like? (VH) (621151) $10.00
Featured 12/6/2008

The Nero d’Avola grape …

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