Saturday, September 13, 2008

Feudi di San Marzano Primitivo di Manduria Sessantanni Old Vines 2004

This is one of the worst wines I have had that is not technically flawed. I am glad I had it because I think I now truly understand what is means for a wine to be over-extracted. It is slightly sweet, inky purple and 'big', without fruit, complexity or character, or anything else that makes a wine worth drinking. This is not just a style issue - I like a decent Australian shiraz as well as anyone. I rate this wine below 80 because I have had many slightly corked wines which I prefer.

Price: Approx. $34
Value: 1/5
Score: 78
Tasted: May 2008


  1. I have a 2001 of the same producer, I am scared to open it now.

  2. On the bright side, at least you won't have great expectations. And remember, I don't claim to be an expert - maybe it's a matter of style or maybe I'm just way off base with this one. But if you do open the '01, please let us all know what you think.