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Another great overlooked Italian red varietal

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brand NameCaleo
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameSalice Salentino
Vintage (Year)2007
AVASalice Salentino
CountryItaly
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeRioja
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating7 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

There is nothing like a nice wine with a little spicyness in it's profile, and Salice Salentino fits the bill for that. This is a very normal version of this wine, and for the price it's not something bad to purchase a case of. It has the usual dryness of profile, with a nice cross between nutmeg and cinnamon, with a medium amount of tannins. The tannins kind of dilute the strength of any fruit, but this is an otherwise pleasant wine.

 

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