2008 Apollonio Squinzano Riserva Rocca dei Mori Ujliesa
RATING: 88 points
The 2008 Squinzano Riserva Rocca dei Mori Ujliesa is a blend of 70% Negroamaro and 30% Sangiovese from the far south of the Puglia peninsula (where the small Squinzano appellation is located). The wine exhibits an evolved personality with notes of dried spice, pressed rose, candied fruit and Christmas cake. It shows dark concentration and thick layers of black fruit marmalade. The finish is sweet, round and thickly textured. Hot winds from North Africa give the wine an extra dose of sweet ripeness.