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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:
(98 Reviews) 55
Rating Snapshot(98 reviews)
88 out of 98(90%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I've had some bad experiences with Primitivo, as the Italians haven't been as good at their cousin grape as California is at Zinfandel. This one is a relative 4 stars, meaning that this Primitivo is moving in the right direction, but there is much room for improvement it if wants to measure up to it's American cousins. Full, but not too jammy, with tons of flavor. A good steak wine.
This has so far been my absolute favorite of the shipment. Will buy again with it's rich fruit, short after taste and complex taste.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, December 29, 2014
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We have had multiple vintages of the Pillastro Primitivo over the years and overall we found the 2012 vintage to be our least favorite so far. Our biggest complaint is that we found it to be very syrupy and much sweeter than previous vintages making this more of a sipping / desert type of wine rather than a good pairing for a traditional Italian style meal. In my opinion it would be great with a nice piece of thick cheesecake for desert., It poured a very blackberry type of color. Its nose projected the aromas of dense & dark fruits with a good dose of cloves added in. On the palate it provided very plump, fleshy and syrupy sweet black fruit flavors with the cloves experienced on its nose translating over to the taste with a significant clove bite to it. The finish was nice and long. We still recommend this wine and you cannot argue its value for the price, but it will appeal more to novice red wine drinkers rather than seasoned red wine drinkers.
This is a really good wine, especially for those zin lovers. very good value. Wine goes well with just about any food and even for sipping by itself. I give it 4 stars instead of 5 because the 2010 was better... had a whole case of the 2010, and it was more complex and flavorful. Still a great wine for the money