Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wine Tasting: Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi 2004 Argiolas

Having the 2004 Turriga Argiolas from Sardinia, in the wine cellar, I had to find a special occasion to open it. So when it came to choose a rich, full-bodied red for the Easter lunch, that included "roman style" fried lamb, I thought it would the right opportunity to open this special wine, made of Grenache, Carignano, Bovale and Malvasia Nera.

In the nose, it has aromas of dried plum and figs, tobacco and dark chocolate. Very intense and with predominant tertiary notes, including coffee and black pepper, in the mouth. It is big and rich, high in alcohol, and very concentrated. Good acidity (a sign that it can still age), smooth tannins and a quite long finish. An excellent wine, for special occasions, with a price around 60 euros.

Location: Sardegna, Italia