Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo Vecchie Vigne 2018
|Region||Italy, Sicily, Etna|
|Brand||Tenuta delle Terre Nere|
Editors' Choice. Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this opens with enticing aromas of Mediterranean brush, violet, crushed lemon thyme and star anise. On the savory, focused palate, notes of licorice, hazelnut and flinty mineral accent a juicy red berry core. Polished tannins and fresh acidity provide seamless support and balance. Drink 2021-2028.
As the 2018 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo blows off a bit of youthful reduction, an inviting bouquet forms, mixing violets and roses with hints of white pepper and dusty strawberry. This is seamlessly soft and polished with medium weight, ushering in floral-tinged red and hints of blue fruit which give way to sweet herbal notes. Residual acids keep the expression remarkably fresh even as youthful tannins saturate deeply, leaving bitter notes of cranberry and cherry pits to linger. The 2018 San Lorenzo has the feel of a sleeping giant, requiring a few years of cellaring to truly awaken.
A lovely nose of spice and mineral transitions to flavors of crushed raspberry, dried mint and a hint of orange zest on the palate of this well-knit medium-bodied red trimmed by sleek tannins. It's long and mouthwatering on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 833 cases made, 291 cases imported.