Sunday, February 06, 2011

Rugerro Di Tasso Nero D'Avola 2008 review by (PB)

Sour pie cherry bouquet and little fizz in the mouth. This is an odd wine from the bouquet to the palate. I loved the 2007 found at Trader Joe's and at $6 it was a great value. This 2008 is just strange. It tastes like it hasn't finished fermentation like a new wine.

The 07 was a very classic Nero D'Avola while this is just weird. I'll have to buy another bottle and check to see if this is an outlier. It's not offensive and some people would love it chilled down, but it doesn't taste like what it should taste like so pass on this until and unless I review another.


Anonymous said...

Nero D'Avola - I've just started getting into that myself - with some Asutralian versions. Sounds like a filtration fault prior to bottling?? Or maybe its the style of wine they are trying to create - a little bit of frizzante action.

Wine Reviews Ireland said...

I love Sicilian wine...I quite like this one too: Feudo Arancio Stemmari Nero d'Avola 2008. Scrumptious!

PB said...

The Feudo Arancio Nero D'Avola is a true value wine and a decent example of the grape!