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Taurino Riserva Salice Salentino 2009 Wine Review

Taurino Riserva Salice Salentino 2009

Taurino Riserva Salice Salentino 2009

D.O.P., Puglia, Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Taurino

Agent: HHD Imports Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Peppery with dark spices and black fruit on the nose. Savoury, meaty and full-bodied with juicy smooth layers of pleasure. This is mostly the Negroamaro grape with a splash of Malvasia Nera. Terrific depth, balance and elegance. Attractive dark fruit and spice on the finish.

Food pairings: hearty meat dishes, meat lovers' pizza.

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This Taurino Riserva Salice Salentino 2009 was reviewed on August 17, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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This is primarily Negroamaro with a small portion of Malvasia Nera. Nice intensity on the nose with an interesting floral lift and suggestions of rich red cherry, black fruit, warm earthy leather, hickory and a hint of gingery spice. The palate is smooth and approachable with considerable lush fruit and more leathery tones. Good balance and complexity throughout. A fig note emerges on the dry and lifted finish. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, July 2013

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