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Gladiator Primitivo Di Manduria 2012 Wine Review

Gladiator Primitivo Di Manduria 2012

Gladiator Primitivo Di Manduria 2012

Puglia D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Gladiator

Agent: Regazzi Wines & Spirits Selection Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This robust Italian red wine made from the grape Primitivo is so vibrant and Zinfandel-ish, like its American cousin! Dark purple plums and blackberries and blueberries on the nose and palate. So tasty and smooth and full-bodied. Perfect for pizza and barbecue. This is a wine that will battle its way onto your list of favourites. Aromas of ripe berry fruit, with touches of chocolate and vanilla. Dry, medium bodied, robust and round with a long finish. An exceptional value, this wine will pair delightfully with hearty meat-based pasta dishes.

Food pairings: meat-based pasta dishes, pizza.

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This Gladiator Primitivo Di Manduria 2012 was reviewed on February 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a young red wine with some pretty good grippy tannins but nothing that some fine cuts of red meat couldn't tame. This full-bodied red wine has strawberry jam, black plums, blueberry, blackberry, pepper, vanilla,and mocha aromas and flavours. The acidity is a balancing medium+. The length is long with a warm dark fruit finish. Packed with complexity for the $20 price tag. Decant. Cellar potential up to 5 years.
Tasted: February 2015
Tarang rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Berry, full bodied - similar to a Zin...great value
This dry, full-bodied Italian red wine is made from 100% Primitivo grapes (aka Zinfandel) from the Salento region of Puglia in the south of Italy. Lots of spice and mouth-watering acidity for tomato sauce or pepperoni pizza. - Community Wine Reviews

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