Benanti Serra della Contessa Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Kenny Baldridge Delectable Pro

One of my favorites at the dinner.

One of my favorites at the dinner.

9.4

Julie Obermeyer

Absolutely delicious.

Absolutely delicious.

9.2

Zimran Ahmed

Magnificent etna Rosso. Rich nose, deep profound tannins. Decant first. Magnificent.

Magnificent etna Rosso. Rich nose, deep profound tannins. Decant first. Magnificent.

9.2

Morgan Diamant

Licorice and rich black/red fruit. Lots of black cherry and purple flowers. High acidity and dustiness compliment a really interesting and intense wine

Licorice and rich black/red fruit. Lots of black cherry and purple flowers. High acidity and dustiness compliment a really interesting and intense wine

9.3

Brecht Spileers

Depth without heaviness, perfect integration, subtle red fruit and pepper. A great wine. A tiny bit short.

Depth without heaviness, perfect integration, subtle red fruit and pepper. A great wine. A tiny bit short.

9.2

Phil Mikhaylov

Favorite Sicilian producer. 2012 was a better year, but great balance when it opens up

Favorite Sicilian producer. 2012 was a better year, but great balance when it opens up

9.2

Bambi Ray

Decanted. Tannins as fine and persistent as the volcanic ash from Etna. Fruits, flowers and herbs - all dry, cherry, thyme, tea rose. A long life ahead of it.

Decanted. Tannins as fine and persistent as the volcanic ash from Etna. Fruits, flowers and herbs - all dry, cherry, thyme, tea rose. A long life ahead of it.

9.0

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

The same 80/20 blend of the 2 Nerellos. Floral red fruits. 18 months in 500 litre used French Oak. Ungrafted vines planted in 1912 which we inspected. Could be drunk now as it is barely medium bodied but should be cellared. Very savoury. Enjoyed it and bought 6.

The same 80/20 blend of the 2 Nerellos. Floral red fruits. 18 months in 500 litre used French Oak. Ungrafted vines planted in 1912 which we inspected. Could be drunk now as it is barely medium bodied but should be cellared. Very savoury. Enjoyed it and bought 6.

9.3

Doug Hengel

2013. Fruit-forward, ready now.

2013. Fruit-forward, ready now.

9.0

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.