The first thing to be honest in this review is that I
can't remember the actual alcohol percentage on this bottle.
I shared it with some friends and associates last night at
Bar Amalfi, and when I looked it up on the company website,
that was not shown.
I first came across Sagrantino several years ago while
attending a VIP luncheon at the Borgata's Women in Wine
event. I fell in love with this wine, as well as an
Amarone. While I found this beauty for the low price of
$30, this wine normally can fetch up to around $100 a bottle.
Now, as I haven't officially started learning my Italian
yet, I learned one quick lesson in that this was the bottle
that was Secco, meaning dry, and that I actually fell in
love with the Passito, which is more sweet and medium bodied.
However, everyone loved the wine, as it was rich in the
tastes of blackberries, black cherries, jam (I am not
kidding, but jam made of red fruits) and with a little bit
of spice in it. What ruined it for me was that I truly
don't like dry wines and had already partaken on at least
three reds earlier in the night.
But for anyone that loves dry and complex wines, I would
definitely say that this one is a taker. And get it
while you can at Canal's on route 38 in NJ while they still
have it at that price.