Calabretta Sicilia Nerello Mascalese 2005

9.1111 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

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Meaty leathery forest berry and a little farmyard stretched like taut suede across an earthy mineral underbelly.

Meaty leathery forest berry and a little farmyard stretched like taut suede across an earthy mineral underbelly.

9.0

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

More intensity, structure and stamina than the 2004. Dark tarry fruit, searing acidity, and a savory finish.

More intensity, structure and stamina than the 2004. Dark tarry fruit, searing acidity, and a savory finish.

8.8

Robert Krupp Delectable Pro

This was such a pleasant surprise. I don't think I've ever had this varietal w 10 years on it and was utterly impressed. Strawberry bitter chocolate tar and floral. Sorry to see the bottle go.

This was such a pleasant surprise. I don't think I've ever had this varietal w 10 years on it and was utterly impressed. Strawberry bitter chocolate tar and floral. Sorry to see the bottle go.

9.3

Michael "Bucky" Buckelew Delectable Pro

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

This made me very happy

This made me very happy

9.7

Alejandro Medina Delectable Pro

Who doesn't love asphalt

Who doesn't love asphalt

8.4

Les Huisman Delectable Pro

Wow! The structure here is crazy. So good. So young.

Wow! The structure here is crazy. So good. So young.

Keith Mattrick Delectable Pro

Vintage 2005 Vecchie Vigne. This wine is still coming 'round. Aromatic wonders upon opening, but the palate takes a good 35 minutes to release its tight grip on the fruit. Massively structured in a delicious way, the chewy tannins eventually get met with a full and complex red fruit profile with plenty of acid. Wine for rich dishes, and even 2 hours after opening, I'd say the wine is holding back. I'd let it sit longer in the cellar before opening another. Serious Etna.

Vintage 2005 Vecchie Vigne. This wine is still coming 'round. Aromatic wonders upon opening, but the palate takes a good 35 minutes to release its tight grip on the fruit. Massively structured in a delicious way, the chewy tannins eventually get met with a full and complex red fruit profile with plenty of acid. Wine for rich dishes, and even 2 hours after opening, I'd say the wine is holding back. I'd let it sit longer in the cellar before opening another. Serious Etna.

Peter Sultan

Tar, bramble, menthol, black cherry, filtered through charcoal. Dark dark brown black belies medium weight. Aromatics gorgeous, that bramble and hummus thing, so evocative. Elegant yet also a raw quality that if we have to call rustic, I will, but only at gunpoint because this is so much more. One of my favorites now; its like the Lopez De Heredia of Etna.

Tar, bramble, menthol, black cherry, filtered through charcoal. Dark dark brown black belies medium weight. Aromatics gorgeous, that bramble and hummus thing, so evocative. Elegant yet also a raw quality that if we have to call rustic, I will, but only at gunpoint because this is so much more. One of my favorites now; its like the Lopez De Heredia of Etna.

9.4

Oliver Pomerantz

Oh my. Balanced and wonderful

Oh my. Balanced and wonderful

8.5

Kate Sidoti

Nicks fave from Park Ave, Rochester NY

Nicks fave from Park Ave, Rochester NY

10

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