Benanti Serra della Contessa Particella No. 587 Etna Rosso Riserva 2016

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: VN 94

Year: 2016

12 in stock


Dark and savory in the glass, grumbling up with notes of crushed rocks and ash that evolve further to reveal musky black currants, hints of licorice and dried violets. This is velvety-smooth, yet not weighty in feel. Instead, the 2016 seems to glide effortlessly across the palate, yet what it leaves behind is a saturation of primary fruit and mineral tones, as well as silky tannins that penetrate deeply. The Serra della Contessa finishes structured yet long and unexpectedly fresh, with balsam herbs and a touch of salted licorice that slowly fades. This Etna Rosso is a powerhouse, but it is in need of cellaring to reveal all of its charms.

Eric Guido, Vinous.

Collections: Italian Reds

Category: 2019, 221031, 750 ml, Italy

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