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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:
(118 Reviews) 63
Rating Snapshot(118 reviews)
105 out of 118(89%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
After the buildup, I was looking for something more. Nothing remarkable about this wine. Some body and a bit of flavor, but not up to the suggestion of the nose. I won't give up on primitivos -- but I don't think I'd re-order Pillastro.
Good average wine for an evening after work with some antepasto.
I have a hard time accepting that anyone likes this wine. Maybe I just don't like primitivo, but this wine - and some similar ones - may lead me to exit WSJwine.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, July 22, 2015
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This wine shows nice fruit with a bit of wildness, almost like a Syrah. It's not the most refined wine but an excellent example of Italian "country-style" wine. It's an enjoyable drink best paired with bbq or rich meats.
Wife and I both love this wine. We have many "favorites" but this one is THE FAVORITE.
Response from WSJwine:By Customer Service, June 19, 2015
Thanks for your review; we’re pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Pillastro Primitivo! Here’s how you can keep a record of wines that you’ve loved with one quick click:
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I have become a big fan of primitivo (ironic since I'm lukewarm on zinfandel) and Pillastro is a very good one. It has attracted a lot of fans at our parties, surprisingly many are people not known for enjoying red wines. This is a very drinkable wine that has a permanent place in my cellar.
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.