This is a Nero d'Avola from Sicily made in the Appassimento (drying out the grapes before pressing) style. 14% abv. Ruby in color, partially opaque and bright. The nose has cherries, cough drops, wild thyme, and a hint of cocoa. Medium bodied with a nice texture. On the palate, there is some anise along with nice cherry fruit. More cough drop fruit on the finish. Dry. Light tannins. Very tasty wine. This drinks nice on its own but will work better with food. It would work nice with a lamb stew. Drink over the next five years.