Salice Salentino Riserva, Tenuta Boncore, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2014

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Salice Salentino Riserva, Tenuta Boncore, Salento, Puglia, Italy 2014

13.50

“Have with a bowl of macaroni cheese and the TV program you'd never admit to anyone that you watch. Very Good Value.” - Jancis Robinson

This wine is just bursting with authentic Puglian charm and it’s almost impossible not to smile in its company. The high-toned aromas summon thoughts of sautéed plums, cherry jam, scuffed leather, loose tea and puréed blackcurrants and those sweetly ripe Puglian flavours make welcome the mouth-watering acidity. In terms of weight, it sits somewhere between medium- and full-bodied, favouring fleshy succulence rather than tannic heft. It leaves you in no doubt as to the wine’s place of origin – the flavours guide you there as if you were following a GPS signal. A rambunctious, heart-on-its-sleeve bargain of a wine. 14% alc. A blend of Negroamaro (90%) and Malvasia Nera (10%) aged for two years in wooden barrels and then in bottle. Drink now – 2023.


Press review:

Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin)
: "Warm, just-off-the-hob mulberry jam – all it needs is cream! Such a plump, bosomy, comforting wine that it feels like a big, old sofa with cushions that you sink into and can't get back up out of. Have with a bowl of macaroni cheese and the TV program you'd never admit to anyone that you watch. Very Good Value. Drink 2017-2022" 16.5 points

Customer comments:

“I just opened a bottle of the Salice Salento...very nice!” - Mr. I.W.


Trivia
Puglia takes its name from the Roman 'apluvia', meaning 'lack of rain'
If a map of Italy resembles a boot, the Salento Peninsula is the heel
Negro Amaro literally means 'the bitter black one'

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