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Morgante Don Antonio Nero d'Avola Riserva 2002

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Nero taken to the definition of Nero; black as ink in color and flavor. In that blackness, there's and abundance of black cherry, nut, spice, and cherry vanilla notes, ripe, sweet, and round without turning the corner into candy land. It's delicious now and will no doubt get better with time.

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Region: Italy » Sicily
Winery: Morgante
Color: Red
Varietal: Nero d'Avola
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External Reviews for Morgante Don Antonio Nero d'Avola Riserva

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Nero taken to the definition of Nero; black as ink in color and flavor. In that blackness, there's and abundance of black cherry, nut, spice, and cherry vanilla notes, ripe, sweet, and round without turning the corner into candy land. It's delicious now and will no doubt get better with time.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Don Antonio, as in other years the prototype Nero d'Avola of Sicily, is a very dark ruby red with a potent and very ample nose of rich red and black fruit and chocolate. The deep, concentrated and sustained flavors are very sensual in their velvety texture, but have power to spare on the finish. Drink: 2004-2014.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Aromas of wood and dark fruits; flavors of dense chewy black fruits, spices and fruit cake. This is a big but structured wine, with generous fruit and nice acidity on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This shows a touch of class. Rich and subtle for a Nero, with plum and blackberry character with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. Delicious and generous. Nero as it should be. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The brilliant 2000 Don Antonio is a selection made from the estate's oldest Nero d'Avola vineyards that has been aged 12 months in French oak prior to bottling. A complex bouquet of creme de cassis, blueberries, smoke, and graphite jumps from the glass of this dense purple-colored offering. Full-bodied, with sensational richness, fine purity, a long palate presence, and a layered finish, it should drink well for a decade or more.




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