2012 Graci Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Etna DOC
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Bob H wrote:

    January 1, 2020 - Based upon this bottle, I would have to conclude that my previous TN from October was based on a somewhat off bottle.

    This wine is more typical of a Etna Rosso in terms of palate presence and fruit profile. Light- to medium-bodied, more red fruit than black, decent acidity. Not overly complex, but a satisfying wine that you don't have to think about as you toss back a glass or three.

  • Bob H wrote:

    October 19, 2019 - Surprisingly dark translucent ruby in the glass - much darker than I would have expected for a Nerello-based wine.

    Red fruits and menthol on the nose. Riper red fruit, tilting toward overripe. After that great glass of Vacelli, a little disappointing. Not bad per se, but a little atypical.

  • DoubleMagnum wrote: 89 points

    March 20, 2019 - Clear, deep ruby red. Dark fruits and sweet spice on the nose. Black cherry, blackberry, fennel, cinnamon, baked overtones. On the palate, it is dry with medium plus acidity, fairly powerful grip as tannins are still high, medium plus body. Flavors of cherries, along with baking spices and anise, the fruit comes off as dried fruit, with some very light hints of prune and raisins. Finish is of medium length.
    This is quite enjoyable but I wish I had decanted for at least two hours. At that point the tannins feel less aggressive and the wine is much more approachable. If you pop now, DECANT! Otherwise wait another 2 to 3 years, given the dried fruit notes, I doubt this will improve any further though.

  • wirelesswine wrote: 91 points

    December 25, 2017 - Still very structured but balanced....really good wine here.

  • Per-Harald Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 12, 2016 - somewhat dark and murky, powerful, not much fruit, a little anise, raspberry, leather, pencil, this is wine that fits into a bloody steak, reminiscent of a Cahors or a slightly rustic petit chateaux of Bordeaux

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Graci
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC
  • UPC Code 810029012003

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 66 (31%)
  • Consumed 147 (69%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Chicken, Game, Lamb, lammelÄr

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