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Falesco Tellus Syrah 2009

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Falesco Tellus Syrah 2009               $13.99
Lazio, Italy
PLCB Code# 32423

The 2009 Syrah Tellus is another new offering from Falesco. It boasts considerable opulence in its super-ripe dark fruit. Notes of inner sweetness and perfume follow, leading to the elegant, polished finish. It will be interesting to see where this wine goes over the next few years. Cotarella aged the Tellus in 2nd year oak barrels, 70% French, 30% American. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.-AG 

Brothers Renzo and Riccardo Cotarella make a wide range of wines at Falesco, their family-owned winery on the Umbria/Lazio border. As always, readers will find a number of great values in this lineup. The range includes three additions that have been in the works for the last few years; the Sagrantino, Syrah Tellus and Assisi Rosso, the wine I am personally the most excited about.
91 Points Wine Advocate June 2011

Rubino concentrato e vivo. Impatto olfattivo un po’ alcolico, poi mora, ciliegia e terra bagnata, funghi e pout pourri, nocciola tostata e timo, ratafia e liquirizia. Dopo un po’ escono fuori importanti note ematiche e vegetali. In bocca ha buon equilibrio. Alcolico, appena tannico, leggera nota amara. Discreta persistenza. Finale a base di alcool, liquirizia e confettura di ciliegie. Buon prodotto, senza mire esagerate ma corretto e di bella presenza.

Ruby concentrated and lively.  Olfactory impact a little alcoholic, then blackberry, cherry and damp earth, mushrooms and potpourri, toasted hazelnuts and thyme,  ? and licorice.  After a short time important blood and vegetal notes emerge.  In the mouth it has good balance.  Alcoholic, fresh tannins, light bitter note.   Respectable persistence.  The finish has a base of alcohol, licorice and cherry jam.  Well produced, without over-reaching, but proper and making a good impression. (approx. translation)
Simona Venditti Sommelier diary

Nice nose of blackberry with mild earthiness.  Ripe blackberry and blueberry with a little licorice. Fairly well balanced, but a little tannic and alcoholic on the finish. 100% Syrah.  Aged in oak for 5 months.  A good value.  Would benefit from a little aeration or aging.
90 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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  1. We recently had this wine while in Italy. Where in the United States can i buy it?

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