2022 Nielluccio Sangiovese - 94 Points – Mike Bennie Review (The Winefront)
The Vivian Vineyard is the headliner. The Koerner epoch in Clare is going to go down as a significant one, showcasing the ‘other’ of Clare in a fine wine paradigm and a breathing of additional character into the region, no doubt. Kudos to the fellas. Made in a Slavonian oak foudre.
This drinks a charm. The tannins are quality, fine but assertive, chewy and chalky, resetting the palate with each sip. Distinct sangio sour cherry, cranberry, truffle and dill going on too. Lots of scent, plenty of flavour, a fine, tightly wound feel in the palate despite some brightness to fruit and freshness is inherent. It drinks a charm, it feels fancy enough without being too serious. It feels refreshing overall and really delightful as an expression of the variety. Heart soaring.
Rated : 94 Points
Mike Bennie. The WINEFRONT Published 28 September 2023.