Thursday, February 16, 2006

2003 Vecchio Greppo Rosso di Salento (Apulia, Italy)

A rustic, inexpensive southern Italian red, but not up to the standard of prior vintages I've had of this wine. Interesting nose. Started off overly earthy and animal-ly, but with air, aromas of sweet cherries emerged. Medium bodied and soft, yet with startlingly dry (the nose led me to think it would be sweeter and rounder) flavors of cherries and leather. Clean, medium intensity, winey finish. 83. Was $7.98 at Spec's on Holcombe.

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