"Good full ruby. Begins rather stern, then opens with aeration to showcase precise aromas of graphite, blueberry, and violet. Medium bodied and quite tangy, with fresh acids giving the flavors similar to the aromas a piercing quality. Finishes with silky tannins and great freshness. A lovely Nero dAvola of early appeal."
James Suckling 92
"I love the sweet, floral and mulberry nose of this succulent Nero dAvola. The gentle tannins creep up on you at the finish, making it even more delicious. Good length and food compatibility."
"Tasca dAlmerita is an aristocratic and historically important Sicilian producer. Lamri (Sicilian for lamore or love) is a pretty, medium-bodied version of Nero dAvola from a cool, high-altitude site. Intriguing spice and ripe cherry aromas and a mouthwatering, fresh finish. Drinking Window 2019 - 2023."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90
"Here is another excellent value wine from Sicily. The 2016 Sicilia Nero dAvola Lamri Tenuta Regaleali (aged in barrique for 12 months) shows a lot of varietal authenticity with dried cherry aromas followed by black olive, caper and toasted pistachio nut. All those aromas take you straight to Sicily in heart and mind. This vintage takes a little longer to open and swing into action. Bottle production is large with 260,000 units made."
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The island of Sicily is home to the Tasca d'Almerita family of estates: Regaleali, Capofaro, and Whitaker. The Regaleali estate is at the heart of the family's wine production, and also serves as an escape from the bustle of the coastal capital of Palermo. In 2002, the family purchased vineyards on the small island of Salina to create Tenuta Capofaro, which produces elegant sweet wines with high acidity yet fresh balance throughout. The Whitaker estate consists of vineyards originally planted by the English family of the same name in the 19th century.
While the history of Tasca d'Almerita dates back to the 19th century, it was Count Giuseppe Tasca who started a new era for the winery and the Sicilian wine business in the late 1950s, devoting himself to the promotion of Sicilian wines and introducing a new business model based on quality and innovation rather than quantity and bulk production. He invented the winery's two flagship wines: Rosso del Conte and Nozze d'Oro.