Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Castello Monaci 2006 Salice Salentino Liante

Near-opaque ruby color.

Cherry / plum smell, with some oak.

Cherries and prunes in the smooth flavor, with some oak, a bit of cleansing bitterness in the finish.

Pleasant full-bodied dry red, a good match for flavorful "peasant" food, this'll stand up pretty well to tomato sauce, which requires a fairly big red.

The next day still smooth and full of flavor.

I'd buy again for $11.99, this is a good bargain.

This map shows that Salice Salentino is grown in the "heel" or the Italian boot: Puglia.

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