All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
Wine Spectator – Lovely spice and graphite notes lace the plumped cherry, red licorice, iron and smoke flavors of this fresh, finely balanced, medium-bodied red. A crowd-pleaser.
James Suckling – Extremely aromatic red with dried flowers, cream, citrus and plums. Hint of pumice, too. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. So drinkable now, but better in 2020.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2016 Etna Rosso Archineri is made with fruit from pre-phylloxera vines aged up to 90 years old. This is a finessed and nuanced expression from a vintage that threw a few curve balls to vintners on Etna where the climate and temperatures can change at the drop of a dime. The finish is shorter compared to vintages of the recent past, but this mid-weight red is very articulate in terms of its aromatic offerings. It shows small-berry aromas with lilac, spice and wild blueberry.
The Wine Front – It’s light, but it’s all charm. Shines like a garnet and it’s equally pretty to smell and taste. Fresh strawberries dusted with pepper and spice, a rosy sweetness and a suggestion of ash and smoke. Fresh red berries, light but firm emery board tannin, clean slightly tart cranberry acidity (and flavour), and a nice crisp finish. Some might find it too light – or not so concentrated – but think of it like a bigger rosato, and you’ll have all the fun. Love it.
The Wine Front – Cherries and red fruits, almost to raspberry cordial, flowers, spice, that signature volcanic rock smokiness and minerality, sugared almonds. It’s light and clear, with juicy red fruits, slightly sour cranberry acidity, and the fine burr of tannin rumbling gently throughout, with a long stony raspberry finish. The alcohol seems to thin it out a little, and shears off some of the finesse of finer vintages. This, perhaps, is more in the zone of 2008 and 2012, though better for me than both of those. I suspect it will age very well.
Wine Spectator – A fresh and focused red set in an elegant, light- to medium-bodied frame. Offers flavors of wild strawberry and cherry fruit, with sandalwood, candied orange zest and a touch of smoky mineral on the finish. Nerello Mascalese. Drink now through 2022.
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