Malvasia Tasca d'Almerita Edelsüß I.g.t. Italien Tasca d'Almerita 2008
Intense ruby-red in color, Lamùri offers lush aromas of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, tobacco and wild herbs. On the palate, this wine is incredibly rich, with velvety tannins and a refreshing acidity. Highly recommended with Mediterranean fare, such as pasta, roasted lamb and barbecued kebobs or ribs.
Reddish brown and opaque in color, this wine had a pretty incredible nose. It was earthy, toasty (like raisins dried under the sun), plush juicy fruits of ripe red cherry and cantaloupe with hints of dried Shitake mushrooms. At first sip, I thought it needed time to open up. But upon some decanting, the butterscotch, toasted caramel, plush juiciness just took over! Well balanced with smooth silky tannins, it had some spiciness going on with good full mouthfeel. Although there was a slight astringency from tannins at the end, it felt like I was tasting the grape seed which was an experience in itself. I was surprised to know that this was 100% Nero D'Avola (one of the indigenous grape varietal of Italy) because it was rather different from the one I tasted some time back. I was gifted by a friend the same bottle so I cannot wait to have it again! For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/lamuri-dalmerita-2008.html
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Malvasia Tasca d'Almerita Edelsüß I.g.t. Italien Tasca d'Almerita
Blackberry and plum notes remain lively in this medium-weight red, as wild herb and grippy tannins frame the minerally finish. Nero drsquo;Avola. Drink now.
The 2005 Nero drsquo;Avola Lamuri offers gorgeous purity in its perfumed almost-Pinot Noir-like fruit, mint and spices with an attractive plumpness on the palate and superb overall balance. It is a terrific effort that demonstrates the level of excellence Nero drsquo;Avola can reach with attentive work in the vineyard. The wine also benefits from a relatively high-altitude site. The cool evenings provide balance to the hot daytime temperatures resulting in a wine of uncommon elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2015.
Bright red. Musky aromas of raspberry, red currant and smoked meat. Round, fruity and uncomplicated, with very forward, easygoing red fruit flavors and a low-acid impression. Finishes with soft tannins and a lingering hint of strawberry. Good pizza and pasta wine.
The 2008 Nero drsquo;Avola Lamuri is one of the finest wines I tasted this year under $25. It is also a bottling that has improved dramatically over the last few years as Tasca has really dialed into an approach that has begun to payoff big time. The Lamuri showcases some of the more elegant qualities Nero drsquo;Avola is capable of expressing. There is a wonderful clarity to the suave, caressing red berries and flowers, while the tannins possess a level of silkiness that elevates this wine to another level. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2018.
Immediately appealing with its bright ruby color, frutti di bosco flavors and fresh pine forest aromas, this wine packs plenty of stuffing onto its lithe frame. It feels simultaneously modern and ancient, a rich savor thatrsquo;s firmly Mediterranean. A sleek partner for grilled rack of lamb.
Immediately appealing with its bright ruby color, frutti di bosco flavors and fresh pine forest aromas, this wine packs plenty of stuffing onto its lithe frame. It feels simultaneously modern and ancient, a rich savor that's firmly Mediterranean. A sleek partner for grilled rack of lamb.
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