Saturday, March 24, 2007

Falesco Vitiano 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Shows cherry and red licorice on the nose, but not sweet

Some anise on the medium-bodied palate, nice texture

Earthy finish with more cherry accents

I don't see what all the fuss is about. To me, this is a decent, well-made wine. But it got big scores from some of the critics and I'm not sure why. I've had it twice now, with consistent notes.

The core flavors are nothing impressive and it shows no signs of the voluptous characteristics of small oak barrels that are used to finish off other red blends in Tuscany and Umbria. Maybe this is asking too much for a wine that retails for $11, but the wine critics are the ones who drew attention to it.

With that said, it does have nice texture and appears to be well-made overall. For a traditional-style Italian red, raise a glass!

1 comment:

amazon_blonde said...

I think this is a wine that people can disagree about. I've searched the web for informations and reviews about it, and people either *love it* or are unimpressed. I'm a big fan of this wine, it's been one of my favourites since I first tried it over 5 years ago. I have had several vintages, but not the 2004. I love this wine, and it's certainly worth a try.