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Franchetti 2014 Red (Terre Siciliane)

Rating
95
Price
$145
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
15.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
8/1/2018
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Made with Petit Verdot and Cesanese d'Affile grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, this full-bodied red entices with aromas of graphite, Mediterranean brush, flint, black plum and a whiff of camphor. Despite its obvious power and richness, it boasts an undeniable elegance, offering lush blackberry, black cherry and exotic spice alongside velvety tannins and fresh acidity. The juicy fruit, freshness and tannic structure seamlessly support the considerable alcohol. Drink through 2029. Kerin O’Keefe

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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