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.