We are pleased to reissue Rich Cook‘s entire review of our Atomos Red wine, published on the Wine Review Online site from California (USA)
Once in a while a mystery bottle crosses my desk — one that comes with little or no provenance, technical data or hints beyond what appears on the bottle itself, leaving me to render an opinion lacking the context that I usually like to include in a review. So, away we go with just the following info from the bottle: Red Wine, Product of Italy, 2018 vintage, 14.5% alcohol. On the cork, the words “100% Manual Destemming” appear. My tasting note: a boldly styled red, showing dark cherry fruit, pepper, faint dried herbs and potent brown spices in both aroma and flavor long spicy finish. With supple, age-worthy structure, it comes off as impressive as its packaging, which includes a stylized bag around a shapely 1 liter bottle. A little research online reveals the source region as Abruzzo, and a retail price north of $300. It’s an impressive gift of a very nice wine if you roll in the luxury marketplace.