TASCA D'ALMERITA Contea di Sclafani Rosso del Conte 2004, 90 points
Lots of jammy fruit, with plum skin character. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. There's very typical sweet cherry character, with a lemony undertone. (...)
Tasting Highlights: Southern Italy
Exciting reds and whites from the up-and-coming regions of Sicily, Campania and more
By James Suckling
Posted: Monday, November 05, 2007
There’s been a lot of talk about the south of Italy and how it is now making some of the most exciting wines in the country. But in my opinion, it still lags well behind the great wine regions of Italy such as Tuscany and Piedmont. Nonetheless, an exciting new producer or new wine seems to surface just about every year in my blind tastings.
I was also happy to see Tasca d'Almerita back in form with its Rosso del Conte. This is a big, powerful red that I have many fond memories of drinking two decades ago in Palermo. And the 2004 is along the same lines, with plenty of rich fruit and tannins.