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WSJwinePillastro Primitivo 2010
A huge favorite with customers and wine show judges ... star winemaker Angelo Maci's sumptuous Primitivo from southern Italy has scooped over 60 awards, including SIX gold medals. One taste of his latest release and you’ll see why.
Average Customer Rating:
(48 Reviews) 34
Rating Snapshot(48 reviews)
44 out of 48(92%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A full bodied Primitivo? I didn't believe it either. But my goodness, what a winner! We've reordered twice already.
If you are willing to step up a bit in price, the gold-labelled "gold selection" is a bit better. But if you're looking at this bottle as part of case order, by all means proceed! You won't be disappointed.
This wine's got some personality. Lots of really ripe blackberries and cherries. Nice spicy finish. It was Chinese delivery night at home, and I was really impressed with how good Pillastro went with my hot 'n spicy shredded chicken dish. I have another bottle (yay!), so I think I'll save it for my famous beef chili in the fall. Or maybe pizza later this week ...
I bought this wine because one reviewer said if you like Syrah you'll like this wine. While mostly correct, the wine drinkers in my home found it enjoyable but a little light on flavor. It still rates 5 stars for quality and value!
I brought two if these to a dinner party along with several others. We opened this bottle first and it was horrible. It was musty and moldy. I was mortified. The host dumped what was left of it and we opened a different one. I will update this when I try another one I have in my collection. The cork was good and it was handled well since it was delivered. Really disappointing but even worse embarrassing. I'm so surprised it was a customer favorite.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Care, May 10, 2014
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I enjoyed this one immediately at the first taste and it really held its own a couple of days later, the taste changing remarkably little. It has a light well-balanced taste, not too fruity and with some interesting stuff going on. I kept thinking apples afterwards.
One of the best Primitivo's available at this price. Has great body to be paired with meat, yet is light enough to be a perfect compliment for wine and cheese parties. I recommend it to all my friends!