De Angelis Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2008

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86 points. This wine is very unusual on the nose. There is a lot of complexity and it has some very interesting terroir-based tones coming through,... Read more

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
01/13/2011

86 points. This wine is very unusual on the nose. There is a lot of complexity and it has some very interesting terroir-based tones coming through, but the core of the wine is perfumed in a way that I have rarely smelled before. It almost reminds my of a Valpolicella blend, with its light, bright, and highly fragranced fruit and flowers. I pick up on lots of red raspberry tones, plum preserves, oat meal raisin cookies, and a really good dose of brown sugar. There is some vanilla and a strawberry component with a vague floral edge that I can’t quite place and a touch of struck flint. The palate opens with sweet raspberry and plum preserves, a slightly bitter earthy tone, and lots of vanilla scented wood. The core of this wine is like peppered blood oranges mixed with concord grapes and smoky minerals. The finish is a little spicy with some cherry, brown sugar, and a bit of plum lingering faintly. This wine is well balanced, and has a nice way of capturing the easy-drinking, fruity and fun style, while still maintaining a seriousness. It’s got a good sense of terroir and I like the mineral elements that I pick up from it that make me think of the volcanic soil that the vines grow on. It’s a happy wine, pleasant and enjoyable with some unique expression. This isn’t a bad price for a wine that performs like this, but I’d say that the uniqueness of the varietal, the place, and the blend all make this a wine that would be well worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #24: Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/04/post-24-lacrima-christi-del-vesuvio/ )



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