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Tancredi

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2013
91 points

Inky-black. Cocoa, ripe plum and balsamic oils are coupled with smoky spices on ... Read all

Inky-black. Cocoa, ripe plum and balsamic oils are coupled with smoky spices on the nose and in the mouth. Rich, ripe and suave on the long finish. I find this to be one of the most improved wines from Donnafugata; what used to often be harsh and gritty, is now smooth and suave. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Syrah. (14% alcohol).

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USA
2017
Vintage
2013
Score
91 points
Awards VINOUS
Description

Inky-black. Cocoa, ripe plum and balsamic oils are coupled with smoky spices on the nose and in the mouth. Rich, ripe and suave on the long finish. I find this to be one of the most improved wines from Donnafugata; what used to often be harsh and gritty, is now smooth and suave. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Syrah. (14% alcohol).

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USA

Publication

2017

2012
92 pts

USA
Sicily: A Generational Change (Agust 2016)
Vintage
2012
Score
92 pts
Awards Wine Advocate
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

Sicily: A Generational Change (Agust 2016)

2012
91 pts

Donnafugata Terre Siciliane Tancredi 2012 |Offers flavors of crème de cassis, ... Read all

Donnafugata Terre Siciliane Tancredi 2012 |Offers flavors of crème de cassis, olive paste, dried mint and plumped black cherry, set in an accessible frame. Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. Drink now through 2026.—A.N.

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October 12th issue
Vintage
2012
Score
91 pts
Awards Wine Spectator
Description

Donnafugata Terre Siciliane Tancredi 2012 |Offers flavors of crème de cassis, olive paste, dried mint and plumped black cherry, set in an accessible frame. Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. Drink now through 2026.—A.N.

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USA

Publication

October 12th issue

2012
90 pts

A juicy and chewy red with plum, dried-cherry and dark-chocolate-flake ... Read all

A juicy and chewy red with plum, dried-cherry and dark-chocolate-flake character. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, tannat and nero d’avola.

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USA
Nov. 2016
Vintage
2012
Score
90 pts
Awards James Suckling
Description

A juicy and chewy red with plum, dried-cherry and dark-chocolate-flake character. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, tannat and nero d’avola.

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USA

Publication

Nov. 2016

2012
91 pt

Good full ruby. Deep, reticent, almost austere aromas and flavors of spicy dark ... Read all

Good full ruby. Deep, reticent, almost austere aromas and flavors of spicy dark plum, currant leaf, underbrush, coffee and graphite. Multilayered and complex; polished tannins provide backbone to the rich fruit. This still-brooding wine finishes long, displaying outstanding inner-mouth perfume. Strikes me as by far the best, most polished young Tancredi in memory; this is a wine in which rustic notes of hot-climate Cabernet Sauvignon almost always used to dominate. An almost 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d’Avola, plus small amounts of Tannat and other grapes. Drinking window: 2018 – 2023. (Ian d’Agata)

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2016, December 8
Vintage
2012
Score
91 pt
Awards VINOUS
Description

Good full ruby. Deep, reticent, almost austere aromas and flavors of spicy dark plum, currant leaf, underbrush, coffee and graphite. Multilayered and complex; polished tannins provide backbone to the rich fruit. This still-brooding wine finishes long, displaying outstanding inner-mouth perfume. Strikes me as by far the best, most polished young Tancredi in memory; this is a wine in which rustic notes of hot-climate Cabernet Sauvignon almost always used to dominate. An almost 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d’Avola, plus small amounts of Tannat and other grapes. Drinking window: 2018 – 2023. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2012
Berliner Gold

Germany
July 2017
Vintage
2012
Score
Berliner Gold
Awards Berliner Wein Trophy
Description
Nation

Germany

Publication

July 2017

2011
Tre bicchieri

Italy
2016
Vintage
2011
Score
Tre bicchieri
Awards Vini d'Italia Gambero Rosso
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2016

2011
92/100 points

A gorgeous red with mineral, dried berry and tea leaf aromas and flavors. Hints ... Read all

A gorgeous red with mineral, dried berry and tea leaf aromas and flavors. Hints of wood. Full body, chewy tannins and fresh and lively finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and nero d’avola. Drink now.

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Website
Vintage
2011
Score
92/100 points
Awards James Suckling
Description

A gorgeous red with mineral, dried berry and tea leaf aromas and flavors. Hints of wood. Full body, chewy tannins and fresh and lively finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and nero d’avola. Drink now.

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USA

Publication

Website

2011
Cinque Stelle

Italy
2016
Vintage
2011
Score
Cinque Stelle
Awards Vini di Sicilia - Giornale di Sicilia
Description
Nation

Italy

Publication

2016

2011
92/100 pts.

The 2011 Tancredi is made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola, Tannat and ... Read all

The 2011 Tancredi is made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola, Tannat and other red grapes (in the Sicilia IGT appellation). This is a huge wine with broad shoulders and a very opulent but forthcoming style. The bouquet offers jammy blackberry and cherry liqueur with spice, cola, licorice and Spanish cedar. Tancredi shows a spectacular level of intensity with power and muscle. This vintage delivers a powerful punch. The wine needs a few more months of bottle aging to loosen up.

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Sicily: Class of 2014
Vintage
2011
Score
92/100 pts.
Awards Wine Advocate
Description

The 2011 Tancredi is made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola, Tannat and other red grapes (in the Sicilia IGT appellation). This is a huge wine with broad shoulders and a very opulent but forthcoming style. The bouquet offers jammy blackberry and cherry liqueur with spice, cola, licorice and Spanish cedar. Tancredi shows a spectacular level of intensity with power and muscle. This vintage delivers a powerful punch. The wine needs a few more months of bottle aging to loosen up.

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USA

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Sicily: Class of 2014