Sunday, April 14, 2013

Agricola Punica Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2010

Truthfully, this is the first time for me with a wine from Sardinia and Carignan base. Carignan is a Spanish originated specie of grape. This is surely another rare wine in Thailand. Well, if I don't try it out, I would not know what it tastes like, would I (^.^)

Date of Tasting: 23 March 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 60% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14%
Origin: Sardinia, Italy
Appellation: Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT)
Expect to Pay: THB700 – 1,000 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 88/100
Value for money: 7/10
Professional Rating: WS - 90/100, JS - 90/100

Appearance: rich and dense red
Aroma: cherry, herbs, and liquorice
Palate: big, dense, and full mouth. somewhat heavy weight with undissolved tannins. some chewiness, good acidity. a little sweet. cedar, tobacco and spice touches with dark berries note. complex. 

A youthful wine that is enjoyable now but may come around finer in a few years. Personally, I am not a fan of this type of wine. Nevertheless, it is still delightful. Give it a try if you find one as it is rather rare.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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