Tenute Sella & Mosca 2006 Alghero “Tanca Farra”

Posted by Keith Wallace

Sardinian wine review

A serious wine from one of the most under-recognized wine regions in Italy. The 2006 Tanca Farra is a 50/50 blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon and Cannonau and aged for three years in large oak puncheons and barrels.

On the nose, the layers of herbs are remarkable. Cannonau is an ancient version of Grenache, so there is an expectation of some garrigue notes. This, however, takes it to another level. Bay leaf, lavender, fresh basil, and eucalyptus all come together into a dynamic and complex scent.

On the palate, spicy vanilla sweetness and cherry-cola take hold at first. Following up is a splash of bright red fruit and a touch of reduction. The finish is layered with chalk and stone over fresh herbs and baking spices.

A wonderful wine. Highly recommended.

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