Syrah Suisassi 2018 Duemani
€ 120,94 (in Vat)
Tasted as a preview prior to bottling, the Duemani 2018 Syrah Suisassi is a gorgeous wine and ultimately more balanced compared to the 2017 vintage that I tasted at the same time for comparison. The 2017 shows richer concentration and a touch of bitterness on the tannins. This 2018 vintage, however, is smooth, fine and supple. It's a true gem and one of the best wines I have tasted yet from Luca D'Attoma and Elena Celli. Dark fruit cedes to mahogany and barbecue spice. Seamless, smooth and powerful, this is a one-way ticket into the heart of the Syrah grape without the heaviness or overextraction that you find in other warm-climate regions that focus on this variety. High-altitude vineyards facing the Tyrrhenian Sea make the difference.
Winespectator / James Suckling (98)
Ripe black cherries, wild blackberries, blackcurrants, nutmeg, licorice, mahogany, musk and some dried thyme on the nose. It’s full-bodied and polished with intense blue and black-fruit flavors, wonderfully balanced with wood, spice and smoky notes. Velvety, integrated tannins. Such focus and precision. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Already stunning and hard to resist now, but better in a couple of years.