The 2009 Lamura Nero d’Avola smells of earth and clay, with nose tickles of pomegranate and (unfortunately) some metallic characteristics. Some other inexpensive Nd’As have pumped in some artificial smoke, hats off to Lamura for not going that route. The wine is juicy, with light but present tannins. In terms of taste I think the wine is a little bit young, I get a vegetable mix with a not so ripened medley of blackberry, figs and currants. Missing are that full bodied characteristics that you would expect from an Nd’A. Maybe some years of aging would help with some of the residual sugar – this might be a bottle you want to avoid.
Musical Match: Sean Lennon’s Home. Disappointingly mellow body with metallic characteristics. A sad representation of it’s heritage.
Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.
Part 5/5 in the 2010 BottleDJ Fall Classic Focus on Southern Italy.