Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ajello Furat 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

wild berries, black licorice, and chocolate on the nose


smooth finish of dark berries, cocoa, vanilla, and oak

A number of wines from Sicily are decidedly modern, including this one. This is a full-bodied red blend of Nero D'Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot with plenty of oak treatment.

If you're looking for a rustic Nero D'Avola, don't open this wine. However, if you're looking for big fruit and plush texture, this wine is well made and decently priced at $17 or so. Raise a glass!


Anonymous said...

We enjoyed this lush surprise at Incanto in SF the other night.
Amazingly complex for a Sicilian product - in my view. A refreshing change from the monochromatic take so many vinters showcase here in the US.

We are clamoring to buy more!

Russell Balch said...

Wow, I love that wine and that is an outstanding price!! Could you recommend the retailer whom you purchased the bottle from? Thanks! Russell