This sultry wine is brimming with notes of black berry and Bing cherry. Due to its time under wood, subtle notes of vanilla, spice and tobacco leap out of the glass. The finish is bright and savory with highlights of dried herbs, balsamic, licorice and forest floor. Few wines make as memorable a BBQ paring as this.
The 2015 Nero d'Avola Riserva Don Antonio is dark and brooding with a rich display of plum sauce, lavender, clove, hints of brown sugar and tobacco. Here I’m finding soft textures matched by depths of ripe black fruit that flesh out across the palate, leaving a tactile coating of minerals and grippy tannin in their wake. This is persistent and primary but also youthfully structured, just begging for a few years of cellaring to fully come together. With all of the intensity found within, you could almost convince yourself that the 2015 Don Antonio is ready to drink today, but the best is truly yet to come. Drinking window: 2024 - 2034