Wine: Il Valore Sangiovese 2008
Region: Puglia, Italy
I smell clove and nectarines. The nectarine is replaced by black raspberry as I drink it but neither fruit is the star. Rather, they are encased by a clove shell that dominates the glass. I think it’s a fabulous combination of spice and fruit, in just the right proportion. The wine seems medium-bodied at first but it’s thick as it goes down the throat.
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts:
Mike Conway @ Wine for the Cheap (2007 vintage)
First off, I’d just like to say that this wine is very, very tart. It has a pungent, spicy aroma and a dry, sour taste to it that lingers well after you’ve set down the glass. I realize after some contemplation that the primary flavor (other than, you know, grapes) is quite cranberry-esque. It almost reminds me of Ocean Spray Cranberry-Juice Cocktail, although with alcohol. I imagine it’ll pair quite well with Craisins. Or maybe, you know, meat.
Overall, this is a decent red that helps fight urinary tract infections. I’ll give it 3 out of 5.
T. Francis @ Grapes of Rant (2006 Vintage)
Nose: Anise and currants
Taste: Very “young” tasting, with acidic fruit and a clean finish
Would I buy it again? No
Would I recommend it to others? No
Reviewed by The Gourmez 11.9.09.by