Reviewed on 2017-12-31
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
Sicily
Italy
ABV 13.4%
Price $45.00  Buy This Wine
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Date Night, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Grenache, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

Tasca d’Almerita 'Il Tascante' Nerello Mascalese 2014 Review

While hearty and fruit-forward, this Sicilian red seems one-note initially, but a healthy decant reveals layers of anise, sweet spices, cayenne pepper, ash, and cigar underneath. The palate bites with underripe strawberry, flower stems, and bitter herbs. It has the potential to unfold even more pleasantly in coming years.

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Tasca d’Almerita 'Il Tascante' Nerello Mascalese 2014
While hearty and fruit-forward, this Sicilian red seems one-note initially, but a healthy decant reveals layers of anise, sweet spices, cayenne pepper, ash, and cigar underneath. The palate bites with underripe strawberry, flower stems, and bitter herbs. It has the potential to unfold even more pleasantly in coming years.

Reviewed On: 12-31-2017
85
POINTS
Tasca d’Almerita 'Il Tascante' Nerello Mascalese 2014
While hearty and fruit-forward, this Sicilian red seems one-note initially, but a healthy decant reveals layers of anise, sweet spices, cayenne pepper, ash, and cigar underneath. The palate bites with underripe strawberry, flower stems, and bitter herbs. It has the potential to unfold even more pleasantly in coming years.

Reviewed On: 12-31-2017