Ferrari Solaria Jonica 1959, Puglia, Italy
Type: Sweet Red
Drinking Window: 2004-2030
Alcohol Content: 14%
Scores (if you care about): 97/100 Wine Advocate
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"This is one of the most extraordinary wines ever produced in Italy and has a romanticized pedigree that all true wine lovers know: matured for ten years in large barrels and then aged for another 30 years before being sent to market. It is made from overripe Primitivo grapes from the area of Torricella in the former holdings of Baron Bardoscia in Puglia. Because of its chromatic intensity, the color recalls used motor oil and the same intensity creates an unequalled “sensorial density”. The bouquet has notes of strong licorice, cinchona extracts, walnut husk and tamarind infusion to the close with those of shag tobacco and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is incredibly bold and violent, concentrated, very sweet and inexhaustible in expressing its after-aromas. A smoker would light up a Cuban cigar as the only alternative to such stimulating sensations and a persistence that goes beyond imagination. A wine to mediate upon. Very rare. *500ml bottles." Doctorwine 11/10/2017