Red

2008 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito

Nerello Blend

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Etna DOC
Drink between 2016 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • PaulusLoZebra Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 15, 2022 - My first bottle (L9-03-10) in over three years and, remarkably, I am not changing a word of my notes from that bottle: The 2008 Santo Spirito is a full shade darker than most Etnas. It was popped and poured through a gravity aerator, stayed closed for 20 minutes, and fully opened after 90 minutes. The cherry fragrances are intense and complemented by exotic spices, flowers, leather, smoke, and anise. This is big, dense, rich and creamy, yet with plenty of acid and tannin. All is in harmony, including the 14% alcohol. It has an intense and long finish of minerals, bitter cherry and sweet cherry. One of the best Etnas I’ve had, this will drink beautifully over the next ten years.

  • grub94 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 28, 2022 - one of the better Aetnas that I have had. Deep dark garnet color. Cherry leather upfront on the nose. Palate reveals a fair amount of tannins and acidity still at work carrying this array of fruits with road tar and hints of mint on the finish. Good for a few more years. Best with food.

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 26, 2021 - Lovely, mature and drinking very well but like almost all Italian reds this is definitely a food wine. This wine likes a lot of air at this point. Softening and acids still present but integrating well. Many years to go with appropriate cellaring. Almost inky black, good mouth feel and lingering medium long somewhat bright aftertaste. Nose of red fruit, anise and tar with a complex darker flavor profile of dark cherry, coffee, anise and earthy terroir. Represents Sicilian wine making at it's best. Highly recommend this wine.

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  • MarkLA wrote: 92 points

    May 24, 2021 - Dark brown sugar, anise, beef bouillon, mint, leather, balsa. Medium bodied with medium-plus acidity. Saline finish with plenty of fine tannins left to resolve. Excellent wine for the table. In fact, it quite needs something to help cut through the structure (92+). Drink to 2028.

  • PaulusLoZebra Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 9, 2019 - The 2008 Santo Spirito is a full shade darker than most Etnas. It was popped and poured through a gravity aerator, stayed closed for 20 minutes, and fully opened after 90 minutes. The cherry fragrances are intense and complemented by exotic spices, flowers, leather, smoke, and anise. This is big, dense, rich and creamy, yet with plenty of acid and tannin. All is in harmony, including the 14% alcohol. It has an intense and long finish of minerals, bitter cherry and sweet cherry. One of the best Etnas I’ve had, this will drink beautifully over the next ten years.

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    Exploring the Best of Central and Southern Italy (June 2011) (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tenuta delle Terre Nere
  • Varietal Nerello Blend
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard Santo Spirito
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC
  • UPC Code 8033182050688

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 322 (44%)
  • Consumed 408 (56%)

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PIZZA, Veal-pork meatballs.

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