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Cygnus

Tasca d'Almerita - Cygnus 2015

Italy
Red Wine from Sicily · Italy
Price: £23.95
Case Rate: £22.75
Ex Tax: £19.96
Country:
Wine Region: Sicily
Winery: Tasca d'Almerita
Grape: Nero d'Avola
Grape Percentage: Nero d' Avola 60% & Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
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Rating 91 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Sicily
Winery: Tasca d'Almerita
Grape: Nero d'Avola
Grape Percentage: Nero d' Avola 60% & Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020

Wine tasting notes

Intense ruby red. Red berries, mulberrry, sour cheery, vanilla, coffee powder, eucaliptus leaves and tobacco. Rich intense, velvety tannins. Sweet and persistent tannin.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 91 pts

Dec 2015 - Monica Larner - The 2012 Sicilia Cygnus Tenuta Regaleali is a blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged in 30% new oak (the rest is neutral) for 14 months. This super Sicilian blend is fascinating because it never looses sight of its Sicilian roots. In fact, I ironically taste more Nero d'Avola typicity (with aromas of black olive and wild dill) in this wine compared to the pure Nero d'Avola Lam?ri. The reason is because Tasca's Cabernet Sauvignon is so distinctively Mediterranean in personality. The Cygnus blend shows round and rich contours with dark fruit and tight structure to keep it firmly stitched together.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010) - 89 pts

Good deep red-ruby. Ripe aromas of black cherry, minerals and sassafras are lifted by a violet topnote. Tactile, smooth and fresh, with a savory quality to the black fruit and cedar flavors. The suave finish features very good energy and sneaky persistence. I have never been a fan of this wine, but I'll admit this is a particularly successful version. -- Ian D'Agata


Wine Spectator (2011) - 89 pts

Web Only 2014 - Mint and eucalyptus notes accent this savory red, with lightly chewy tannins and fresh acidity framing the macerated plum and cassis fruit, complemented by tobacco and ground spice hints. Zesty finish. Drink now through 2021


Wine Enthusiast (2008) - 88 pts

Cygnus is a hearty blend of Nero d’Avola and Cabernet Sauvignon that opens with perfumed aromas of red rose and cinnamon potpourri followed by warm aromas of leather and spice. At the wine’s core are black fruit and chocolate flavors. — M.L. (4/1/2012)

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