New Releases from Southern Italy (Sep 2003)

Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of porty dried berries, licorice, pepper and smoky oak, plus a whiff of honey. Rather disjointed in the mouth, showing both raisiny and green elements, as well as tart and resiny notes. Then sweet and firm on the finish. A rather odd showing for this wine. (A second bottle was distinctly stewy, with an offputting geranium component.)