2017 Planeta Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese (750ml)

Nerello Mascalese from Sicily, Italy

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Evidenced panoramically from Planeta's Sciaranuova Winery on the north slope of Sicily's Mt. Etna are the volcanic lava flows that have literally shaped this mountain. The legendary eruption of 1614 was the longest ever recorded, lasting ten years. These flows halted where the Planeta Nerello Mascalese vineyards begin. Bright red, lacy elegance, the aromatic nuances and silky textures seem to defy the underlying components of scorched earth and a dark minerality infused with rose petals and dried cherries. This is a ripe, elegant Nerello Mascalese with a finish that flows on, powered by volcanic terroir. Drinking lovely now.

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A pure and very focused Etna red with aromas of cherries, strawberries, ash, rose petals and rose stems, following through to a full body with firm, chewy tannins and a bright, tightened finish. Shows class and persistence. Drink or hold.

96 points, James Suckling (Dec 2020)

Delicious and loaded with finesse, this Nerello Mascalese delivers aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry and star anise, while smoky flint adds depth. Lithe, elegant tannins provide the polished framework.

95 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Jan 2020)

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