Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva 2012

Member Review by zufrieden:

Continuing a virtual trip into Puglia ... into better DOC country than usual for this heel of Italy... the wine at hand greets the nose as thickly vinous, medicinal and blackcurrant. The entry is quite smooth with placid tannin but a little extra warmth (alcohol) overlaying the slightly bitter blackcurrant flavours. Flavour lingers long, with good balance... like a hot, southern Italian night. 88 points

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Leone de Castris:
https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in vineyards and olive groves, is the landscape giving life to Leone de Castris’ wine tradition. It is exactly here, on the very spot where today’s cellar stands, that in 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, gave birth to the company. He got enchanted by this landscape and decided to sell all hi... Read more
https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in vineyards and olive groves, is the landscape giving life to Leone de Castris’ wine tradition. It is exactly here, on the very spot where today’s cellar stands, that in 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, gave birth to the company. He got enchanted by this landscape and decided to sell all his properties in Spain in order to draw the best from the Salentine rich terroir. He began to plant new vines, olive trees and wheat along 5 thousand hectares‘ properties, not only in Salice, but also in Guagnano, Veglie, Villa Baldassarri, Novoli and San Pancrazio. Read less

Member Reviews for Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 04/19/2014

Continuing a virtual trip into Puglia ... into better DOC country than usual for this heel of Italy... the wine at hand greets the nose as thickly vinous, medicinal and blackcurrant. The entry is quite smooth with placid tannin but a little extra warmth (alcohol) overlaying the slightly bitter blackcurrant flavours. Flavour lingers long, with good balance... like a hot, southern Italian night. 88 points


Snooth User: lucas529
78936662
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/04/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/29/2010

Tight nose. Sour. Spicy. Somewhat tannic. Chewy deep black fruit. Balanced. Good integration. Nuts and wood in the finish. Not as hot and big as other Negroamaro blends I've tasted - cleaner, more elegant. Decent QPR, too.


Snooth User: Sirko
12374527
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 01/19/2009

great wine with friends, deep sun and warm woods


External Reviews for Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva

External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/27/2013

Balances kirsch and macerated blackberry notes with aromatic layers of wild flower, brick dust and sanguine flavors. Lively, with moderate tannins and a graphite edge to the smoky finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/27/2011

Big, powerful and super intense. Ripe black fruits, licorice, smoke, ash and game come through in this assertive Salice Salentino. Silky tannins round out the finish. - According to the Wine Advocate


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Vintage: 2006 12/10/2010

This wine comes from Leone di Castris, a winery in Southern Italy that just celebrated its 50th anniversary with the 2004 vintage. Their vineyards were planted in 1954 and the vines are mature and low yielding. The winery recently made a smart decision to bring in noted consultant Ricardo Cotarella. He has been at work and carefully oversaw the 2006 vintage production. His focus is on bringing out the best expression in every wine from the least expensive to the rarest and most precious. He’s known for making $10 wines that taste like $20 and $20 wines that taste like $40. This 2006 Riserva is just such a wine. The Wine Advocate recently scored it 90 points and said "The 2006 Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva 50th Vendemmia (Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera) is a very pretty, nuanced wine laced with wild cherries, plums, graphite and spices. Silky tannins frame an exceptional, elegant finish. This cask-aged Salice Salentino is a gem, not to mention an absolute steal for the money. The 50th Vendemmia celebrates the estate’s 50th vintage in grand style."



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