Benanti - Rovitello Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750ml)


Price: $145.00

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Producer Benanti
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Nerello Mascalese
Vintage 2016
Sku 5333
Size 750ml

Vinous: 91+ Points

The 2016 Etna Rosso Rovittello Particella No. 341 Riserva opens slowly in the glass at first backward dusty and dark with only nuances of dried roses to be found. Swirling adds further hints of red currant shaved cedar and sage yet it doesn?t fully unlock what?s beneath this youthful exterior. It washes across the palate with a more energetic expression; at first it is silky in feel yet has a salty mineral core and zesty acids that add grip as potent red berry fruits penetrate deeply. What remains are silty tannins that dry the senses along with a bitter twang of savory brown spice as the 2016 finishes with hulking structure and a hint of sour cherry that lingers. Frankly it?s hard to tell where this is going; so for now I remain conservative. (Drink between 2025-2030)