Benanti - Serra Della Contessa Etna Rosso Riserva 2016 (750ml)


Price: $145.00

Sale Price: $116.00

Producer Benanti
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Nerello Mascalese
Vintage 2016
Sku 5332
Size 750ml

Vinous: 95 Points

The 2016 Etna Rosso Serra della Contessa Particella No. 587 Riserva is dark and savory in the glass grumbling up with notes of crushed rocks and ash that evolve further to reveal musky black currants hints of licorice and dried violets. This is velvety-smooth yet not weighty in feel. Instead the 2016 seems to glide effortlessly across the palate yet what it leaves behind is a saturation of primary fruit and mineral tones as well as silky tannins that penetrate deeply. The Serra della Contessa finishes structured yet long and unexpectedly fresh with balsam herbs and a touch of salted licorice that slowly fades. This Etna Rosso is a powerhouse but it is in need of cellaring to reveal all of its charms. (Drink between 2024-2032)