84 Points

Monday, February 25, 2013 - Well I guess Paul Hobbs is going to kick me off the list if he finds out I bought and drank this one but I am a sucker for Nero d' Avola. Flat as a pancake upon opening; almost no nose and unidimensional palate. Opened up almost immediately adding acid and nano-tannins. Second day, an almost fruitcake cornucopia of aromas including mostly red fruits but also cloves, cinnamon. On the palate, tart Cherry Heering with pretty impressive acid, cloves, zest and fruitcake spice. Sweeter as well. What do you want for $5 at Trader Joes? Not bad!
Addendum: don't let it sit for more than a day or two as it becomes sweeter and disjointed--ugh

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