Santagostino Nero D’Avola Syrah 2011

Santagostino Nero D’Avola Syrah 2011 $30 ★★★★ The groovy, gothic-style circular design on the label comes from the façade of the 14th century Sicilian Santagostino Monastry in Trapani, so yes, the bottle looks good, but it tastes like money too. Liquorice, raspberry, dusty rose and pepper aromatics merge with rosehip and pomegranate flavours, fresh acidity, […]

Fuedo Zirtari Nero d’Avola Syrah 2011

Fuedo Zirtari Nero d’Avola Syrah 2011 $20 ★★★½ This is a super-savoury little Italian sipper, loaded with liquorice, pepper and leather notes,  meaty, black olive and prune layers and rich, roasting pan juices flavour on the finish.  Velvety, smooth and dangerously easy to drink.

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