2008 Firriato Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Etna DOC
Drink between 2010 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • JWG wrote: (91 points)

    December 17, 2016 - The nose is dark with tobacco, smoke and eucalyptus. Chewy, meaty palate.

  • JWG wrote: (91 points)

    October 18, 2015 - Getting even a little better overall. The nose is dark with smoke and eucalyptus. Chewy, meaty palate with a nice hit of acidity, and moderate tannins at the end.

  • JWG wrote: (90 points)

    October 2, 2014 - This has developed nicely. Compared to the bottle we had 2+ years ago, this has matured into a deeper, richer drink. The nose is dark with earth, eucalyptus and smoke. Fairly chewy palate, yet lots of bright fruit, an element of meat, a good hit of acidity, and lively tannins at the end. A very good QPR.

  • R&B Cellar wrote: (90 points)

    October 26, 2013 - Great wine for the price - beautiful color - smooth - very enjoyable

  • studleytrey wrote: (90 points)

    October 25, 2013 - Pretty consistent with my last bottle over 2 years ago. Somewhere between ruby and garnet in color. Lovely nose of smoke, ash, soil, eucalyptus, and dark red fruits. Medium body and finish, fairly high acid, and flavors of black cherry, plum, red licorice, and earth, and a nice little mineral streak shows up around the midpalate and lingers through the finish. Fantastic little Italian food wine for $10-15, and it doesn't get much better for pizza/pasta night. If this shows up in a newer vintage around $10, it's an easy case buy for me.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Central and Southern Italy (Jun 2010) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Firriato
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC
  • UPC Code 8002815404693

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 72 (15%)
  • Consumed 416 (85%)

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