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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Donnafugata Tancredi
90POINTS
16½/20

Donnafugata Tancredi 2011

Sicily, ItalyLayered and leathery, Tancredi is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, nero d'avola, tannat and other grapes from Sicily. Fourteen months in oak barrique was followed by 24 months in bottle, fortifying the tannins as well as the structure. Worn leather coats the base, while thorny cassis, black cherry, tobacco, scrubby Mediterranean herbs and anise carry through the warm, salty and drying finish. Tannins are firm and slightly balsamic-sticky, though pouring alongside roasted lamb and polenta would easily (and deliciously) solve.Tasted: 02 March 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.99 private wine shops AB 40.00 private wine shops MB 46.99 Banville & Jones ON 39.00 LCBO YK 49.40 Producer: DonnafugataDistributors: Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
Blend: Nero d'Avola - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 496273UPC: 8000852000151