Donnafugata Mille E Una Notte Nero d'Avola 2019 (750 ml)

  • JS: 96
  • RP: 92
  • WS: 90

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Donnafugata Mille E Una Notte Nero d'Avola 2019

Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte 2019 is a captivating Sicilian red wine that unfolds a tale of opulence and refinement. Pouring into the glass with a deep and intense ruby hue, it immediately commands attention. The nose is an intricate tapestry of aromas, featuring ripe dark fruits such as blackberries and plums, entwined with subtle notes of sweet spices, cocoa, and a touch of vanilla. The aromatic complexity is a testament to the meticulous blend of Nero d'Avola and other indigenous grape varieties, creating an olfactory experience that is both alluring and sophisticated.

On the palate, Mille e Una Notte Nero d'Avola 2019 offers a rich and velvety texture, enveloping the senses with flavors of dark cherries, blackcurrants, and hints of exotic spices. The wine's structure is robust yet balanced, with well-integrated tannins and a vibrant acidity that contributes to its longevity. The finish is enduring, leaving a lingering impression of dark fruit preserves and a subtle touch of smokiness.

Critic Ratings

James Suckling Review - Rated 96:
A deep nose of plum, blackberry, red licorice and ground coriander. Medium-to full-bodied with some tense tannins. Fresh. Well-ripened fruit that shows lovely depth, but is not overdone whatsoever. Red fruit takes charge on the palate. A hint of caper, too. Lovely and precise for a wet vintage. Best after 2023.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 92:
The top-shelf red from Donnafugata is the 2018 Sicilia Mille e Una Notte, which is mostly Nero d'Avola with other grapes in the blend, including Petit Verdot and Syrah. It shows rich concentration and dark fruit flavors of blackcurrant and plum. With time, you also perceive Sicilian aromas of caper and black olive. Those dark primary fruit flavors are framed by spice and mineral. The mouthfeel in 2018 is thinner than past vintages, especially on the mid-palate, and there is some bitterness that implies greener tannins. Some 70,000 bottles were released.

Wine Spectator Review - Rated 90:
A fragrant red, with green olive, chopped rosemary, stone and orange peel notes accenting macerated black raspberry and currant fruit flavors. Firm, sculpted tannins serve as a lightly chewy frame for this fresh, full-bodied version. Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2029.
Winery Donnafugata
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Year 2019
Grape Varietal Nero d'Avola
Size 750 ML
ABV 13.5%
Wine Style Red Wine

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