Il Censo 700 Provvido Nero d'Avola Siciliane 2015 - Domaine Franey
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Il Censo 700 Provvido Nero d'Avola Siciliane 2015
SKU: 20088

Il Censo 700 Provvido Nero d'Avola Siciliane 2015

  • v93


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Sicily
Brand Il Censo
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Deep in color, exuberant in personality, and an exceptional value as well. Fruits lean toward black cherry and blackberry, with notes of licorice and dark chocolate. It's a proud sun-drenched southerner, ample and gregarious, but with tons of high-toned spice to balance, as well as a well-mannered flirtation with volatility that remains firmly on the correct side of the fence.
  • v93

The 2015 Nero d'Avola 700 dazzles with a uniquely captivating display of baked apples and spiced citrus peels complemented by notes of cinnamon, clove and sweet herbs. It's silky, nearly fleshy in texture, with a noticeable inner sweetness contrasted by a saturating mix of tart blackberry, cherry and zesty acids. Grippy tannins come forward toward the close, creating an almost chewy feel within, yet somehow this still remains energetic. Dark inner florals, exotic spice and notes of black licorice linger impossibly long. You can drink this strapping Nero d'Avola now for its intensity and almost-animalistic nature, but a few years of cellaring certainly wouldn't hurt. The "700" in the name refers to the meters above sea level that these Nero d'Avola vines grow at. The influence and guidance of Giampiero Bea (of Paolo Bea) is evident here.

Eric Guido, June 2021