of garnet giving way to an intense ruby red. Aromas of candied fruits and
spices that evolve into clean underbrush, tea, and amber notes. Enhanced by
notes of red flowers, the aromas return on the palate transported by confident
but not overbearing alcohol. The tannins and fresh acidity work in counterpoint
to create a balanced, soft wine.
served with roast veal and beef, game, lamb, and ripe aged cheeses.
89 points Robert Parker's Wine
2014 Salice Salentino Riserva is a heavy and concentrated wine with prune,
raisin and blackberry jelly. The wine is hearty and dense with sweet flavors on
the finish that are interwoven tightly with equally savory characteristics.
Despite those big bones, this wine from Cantele ultimately offers good balance
and a very clean and correct drinking style. It a great value, too.