2012 Cusumano Sagana Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT

Year: 2012
Appellation: Sicilia
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90
James Suckling: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Sleek and well-knit, with a mouthwatering mix of crushed blackberry, plum sauce, chalky mineral and espresso crème, layered with supple tannins and an aromatic thread of ground spice. This should open up nicely with short-term cellaring. Nero d'Avola. Drink now through 2022. 3,200 cases made. –AN " (WS)

"From Cusumano's Tenuta San Giacomo property, the 2012 Sicilia Sàgana is a pure expression of Nero d'Avola that opens to a dark appearance and concentrated color. The wine is masculine and dense with thick layers of cherry, blackberry preserves, spice, leather and tobacco. The fruit has reached an optimal level of ripeness and those greenish or herbal notes you sometimes get from Nero d'Avola are completely absent. This gives the wine a classic style and approachable appeal. Starting with the 2012 vintage, Sàgana is a Sicilia DOC wine." (WA)

"Fabulous aromas of mulberries, wet earth, blackberry and hot stones. Full body, velvety tannins and juicy finish. The fruit balance is beautiful and so complex. The greatest nero d'avola ever made? Originates from the area of Butera. About 14 months in large 20 hectoliter casks. Drink or hold." (JS)

Winery Notes:
This ruby red wine has a deep aroma of pepper, crushed elderberries and dark cocoa. The palate is smooth and rich with flavors of dry plums and figs leading to spice and vanilla oak lingering on the finish.