Rosso del Salento Tenuta Notarpanaro Taurino IGT Azienda Agricola Taurino Italien Apulien Negroamaro Malvasia 2004
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Composed primarily of the Negroamaro grape variety, the Notarpanaro glitters by its originality and generosity. Relieved from good flavors of cherries and spices with its profile simply quite rustic, which gives it a good personality. All the great taste of southern Italy bottled!
Three and a half glasses
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Ruby red in color; very elegant bouquet with aromas of tobacco and licorice. The palate displays ripened red berries, anise and licorice.
The question mark beside the score of the 1999 Notarpanaro relates to its controversial late harvest Amarone-like notes along with a touch of volatile acidity. Its big, spicy, earthy nose is reminiscent of burning tobacco intermixed with aged beef, ashes, and sweet cheese. Not for everybody, it is an authentic, rustic southern Italian red made in an old style. Drink this fascinating effort over the next 2-3 years.
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Deep red. Reticent aromas of red currant, roasted herbs and exotic spices. Sweet and fat but vinous; full and generous. The slightly roasted cherry and raspberry flavors are nicely shaped by ripe acids that also extend the finish. Big but not heavy, with rather fine tannins.
The 1990 Notarpanaro (which also tastes like the Italian version of Zinfandel) possesses dry almond-like flavors to go along with the weedy tobacco, licorice, and berry fruit. Spicy, round, and generously-endowed, with a late-harvest, Amarone-like character, it should be drunk over the next several years.
The barrique-aged (one-third new) 1995 Notarpanaro is a dense, rich, full-bodied wine displaying licorice, dried fruit, pepper, truffle, and spice characteristics. Filled with personality, it possesses rustic tannin, but plenty of depth as well as a chewy, muscular, robust finish. It should drink well for 4-5 years.
The outstanding 1997 Notarpanaro was fashioned from an identical blend [to the 1999 Salice Salentino: 85% Negramaro and 15% Malvasia Nero], but spent over three years in French oak, of which one-third was new. It exhibits a distinctive earthy nose of creosote, scorched earth, pepper, spice, black cherries, and licorice. Full-bodied, well-balanced, and cleanly made, with abundant glycerin, power, and richness, it would be a perfect foil for leg of lamb. Consume it over the next 5-6 years.
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