We are starting to see some serious local interest in this southern Italian classic red variety, but it is always good to enjoy the real thing. The name translates as black and bitter as the grape is famous for its intense and deep, dark colour, and this one is no exception. It offers bright flavours, vibrancy, with notes of coffee grinds, warm earth, chocolate and more. Then big, bold flavours of tobacco leaf, spices and liquorice. With excellent length, this is a wine with an attractive focus and good intensity which carries the journey thanks to fine tannins which also provide a seamless and supple texture. Richly flavoured, if you love your big reds, this is for you and brilliant for a gourmet barbecue with a good ten to twelve years of good drinking ahead.90 pts - Patrick Eckel (Wine Reviewer)
A light to medium red in colour, with a nose that is dominated by sweetly spiced vanillin and coconut oak; oak gives a veneer of velvety richness alongside ripe plum and cherry. Tannins are fine and acidity is well handled to give flow and structure. The finish is shrouded by the wood, but when it is quality oak like this you won't get too many complaints.