Spadafora Schietto Nero d’Avola 2010
Wine SpectatorFresh and harmonious, with a lovely array of plum sauce, loamy earth, graphite, black cherry puree and licorice notes. Fine-grained tannins impart a velvety mouthfeel, while the mouthwatering finish echoes the ripe fruit and spice details. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateAged in botte grande for one year, the 2010 Nero d'Avola Schietto is a very quirky and unpredictable wine that will not appeal to everyone. Some may find its grand boldness problematic as well as the overwhelming nature of its aromas. The bouquet opens to candied cherry, Asian spice, church incense, wet earth, and espresso syrup. The mouthfeel is extremely thick and opulent. It will be interesting to see where the wine's evolution takes it three to four years from now. Drink 2015-2020.
Wine EnthusiastThis hearty Nero d'Avola opens with aromas of black fruit, turned soil and spice. The soft, juicy, palate offers a dense blackberry flavor that's accented by chocolate, carob and clove. While it's not complex, it has delicious fruit and a smooth texture.