Red

2011 Graci Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Etna DOC
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • studleytrey Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 19, 2018 - Kinda forgot about these, looks like since '14. Well, it's definitely showing more aged at this point, with a medium (+) brickish garnet veering towards tawny at the edges. No secondary fermentation at this point. Aromas of dark and dark red fruits, cedar, dill, lemon, and potpourri. Liking this aromatically. Light to medium body, medium acid and medium to medium (-) finish, with flavors of black cherry, plum, dried cranberries, black tea, lemon, and orange peel. This will certainly be tired for many, but I'm appreciating the complexity personally; however, I'll drink my last very soon and would recommend that to any others still holding.

  • ricemanhk wrote:

    December 17, 2017 - Starting to be brick red, a fair bit of floating sediment (not sure what these are). Tart cherries with some licorice and herbs on the nose, fairly acidic on the body with somewhat gritty tannins and a medium short finish. Not too complex, needs food to tame the tannins, quite average.

  • Primordialsoup Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 29, 2016 - Awakens the palate with explosive tangy acidity right up front. Juicy bright red berries then into some earthiness mid-palate. Zingy into finish with some smokiness (and is that bacon fat?). Some bitterness on late finish that I don't care for however. Should benefit with more time.

  • PaulusLoZebra Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 10, 2015 - My first Graci after many fine experiences with other Etna reds. Consumed over three nights; it was good right away but got much better with air, best on night two. Bright, typically light color; big nose, redolent of fresh red fruits, minerals. Bright, persistent acidity, smokey flavors, dill. Firm tannins, medium length. Like most Etna reds, at 3.25 years this is too young and I'm looking forward to drinking this again in several years. My hope is that what seems to be a bit one-dimensional today will develop more complex features with age.

  • Rich S wrote: flawed

    October 5, 2014 - Another bad bottle. Fizzy, sharp and tart. Very disappointed.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    Jan-14, IWC Issue #173, 1/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Graci
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 51 (38%)
  • Consumed 84 (62%)

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