Sunday, November 19, 2006

Promessa Rosso Salento 3 Liter Box

From Italy, another addition to our list of bag-in-box wines:

Promessa Rosso Salento
Fusione (Mark Shannon & Elvezia Sbalchiero)
Italy, Apulia (Puglia)
Negroamoro (85%), Primitivo (15%)
3 liter box, vintage dated (also available in bottle)
About 17 euro (Germany)

No website found. Tasting notes from Bennetts Wines (UK) and Noel Young Wines (UK)

The wine shows fruitiness and silkiness on the palate, with notes of plum, raspberry, cherry, vanilla and toasted hazelnut.

Bennetts Booklet

Ripe berry fruit, quite warm and spicy with some creamy oak. It's full of brambly fruit, easy drinking and soft. The oak is a little confected and there is a slight odd 'tizer' like character, boiled sweets. It's hard to fault it though because it's a big juicy mouthfull and well priced, it just seems at this stage to be a little confected.

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