LEONE DE CASTRIS 50TH Vintage Riserva Salice Salentino 2007 – 89 points

“Salice Salentino is a historic Italian red wine made with a blend of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera. This interpretation shows off sun-ripened aromas of prune, raisin and cherry liqueur. The mouthfeel is plush and chewy, but also marked by a firm tannic backbone and lingering cinnamon and nutmeg.”


LEONE DE CASTRIS Five Roses Rosé 2010 – 87 points

“Five Roses was one of Italy’s first quality rosé wines. The blend is 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera; its bouquet is redolent of ripe blueberry, raspberry and white almond. The fresh fruit component is pure and clean.”