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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Damiano Ciolli Silene Cesanese Olevano Romano 2011

Image for 2010 Silene
The DOC of Olevano Romano permits wines to be made exclusively from the variety Cesanese, as we have here. Olevano is to the East of Rome, the variety is typically low yielding, but not particularly easy to grow - a late ripener, ripeness can be an issue.

Suggestive of brambles, hedgerow - spiciness and aromatics indicative of the inclusion of stems. Sweeter elements present themselves: florals and hints of black fruit.

The palate is woody, spicy - akin to Sangiovese but perhaps on steroids. Black pepper, hints of clove with delightful powdery tannins. Very much in a savoury groove, concluding with a good dark line at its conclusion. 90

Tasted on: Sunday 16th February, a Fruit Day 
Source: Retail, Prince Wine Store
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14
Closure: Cork

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