Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spi 2009
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A seamless, impeccable wine, the 2009 Etna Rosso Santo Spirito wraps around the palate with stunning depth. Layers of fruit emerge over time, but what stands out most is the wine’s stunning textural elegance and pure finesse. Absolutely nothing is out of place. Licorice, tobacco, plums, red cherries and cinnamon all flow through to a huge, resonant finish supported by seemingly endless layers of saline-infused minerality. This is a drop-dead gorgeous wine from Terre Nere. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2030.
Bright dark red. Red cherry, raspberry and powdered rock on the nose; noticeably deeper and more complex than the entry-level Etna Rosso. Dense, sweet and creamy, with red berry and red cherry flavors lifted by floral and mineral components. Firm acids give the wine an attractive juicy quality and extend the flavors on the long, clean finish. This is creamier and more ready to drink than some of the other single-vineyard Terre Nere wines, but it has lovely minerality and a highly appealing juicy fruity quality.