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WSJwineCorsiero Nero 2011
Puglia's treasured Nero di Troia grape is steeped in legend. From the super-talented Mario Ercolino, this deep, dark NEW red is full of southern warmth. A winner (Berliner Wein Trophy) with rich pasta dishes or mature cheeses.
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Rating Snapshot(273 reviews)
249 out of 273(91%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
What a hit at a dinner party! Fascinating Italian grape that I tasted for the first time. Earthy-spicy nose like a Super Tuscan with laid back fruit. Rich, velvety mouthfeel with medium tannins. It's really hard to describe the unique flavor of this wine - highly recommended.
This wine is fine, but nothing special. It took me 2 bottles to decide where I stand on it and even after that the best I can describe it as is - whatever. I'd drink it, but wouldn't seek it out. I've had much better Italian wines.
The 2011 was indeed a blockbuster, and I purchased a lot. Unfortunately, the 2013 has been very disappointing. There seems to be something off in the flavor. It's not the Nero I know and love. Perhaps 2 years would make the difference? I have one bottle left and perhaps I'll hold on to it for that long, just to see. I doubt I'll buy more though. I'm glad I still have a couple 2011's left.
Very pleased with this southern Italian red. Aromas of juicy blackberries and blueberries as well as a distinct floral note. ON the palate are never ending bursts of blackberry flashes and vanilla, accompanied by hints of lavender and violets.