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2014 Palari Faro

Nerello Blend

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Faro
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Bakerbd Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 28, 2021 - Black cherry, cracked pepper, underbrush, slightly coarse tannin, lots of character

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  • chablis28 wrote: 91 points

    December 19, 2020 - I've been a fan of Mt Etna wines going back to my first early Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rossos. Along the way I discovered Passopisciaro Etna Rosso which became my "go to" Etna wine and remains my favorite for its terroir transparency and weightless elegance. I really dig the idea of drinking wine from the slopes of a volcano. How cool is that! And Passopisciaro Rosso pulls on my Burgundian sensibilities to boot. That said I'm always willing to try another Etna producer and this one sounded intriguing in a recent Envoyer offer.

    Opened a couple hours before dinner and found the acidity and structure needing some taming so I decanted which helped a lot. Wish I had given it another hour on top of the 2. This is a wine begging for at least 3 more years plus in the cellar. Color is a semi opaque ruby red likely influenced from barrique aging as the grape otherwise tends to produce paler reds. This is a bigger, fuller, more amped wine than I usually prefer. That may have something to do with vintage as Passopisciaro's version was bigger in 2014 also. Still while Passopisciaro has some Barolo tendencies it mostly leans Burgundy. This Etna has more in common with the scale and brutish structure of some Barolos. This had some appealing earth and underbrush on the nose. The palate was at its calmest, smoothest & best with food. As much as the size and structure bothered me I still really liked the damp forest floor notes, the tart dark fruit, the spice and earthy layers. 3-10yrs down the line I might really love this wine. Right now I'm missing the finesse and weightless elegance I love from Passopisciaro. This may be more in my wheelhouse if it had been aged in larger cask. 14% alc.

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  • quaglia wrote: 88 points

    October 20, 2018 - Excellences from Italy (Milano): Nice ruby red.
    Both spices and red fruits at nose.
    Still fruity at taste. Dry. Nice

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  • By Aldo Fiordelli
    Tre Bicchieri tasting, 10/27/2018 (link)

    (Palari, Faro, Etna, Sicily, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Palari
  • Varietal Nerello Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Faro

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (17%)
  • In Cellars 41 (77%)
  • Consumed 3 (6%)

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