Rich garnet in color, Argiolas Turriga offers notes of crushed blueberries, black cherries, bittersweet
chocolate, tobacco, roasted coffee and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate, this hearty red is
concentrated, yet refined and elegant, framed by ripe, firm tannins and is fullbodied
with a velvety
Pair this wine with roasted duck, pork or beef. Also works well with rich sauces, such as
mole sauce, or sharp, aged cheeses.
"The 2005 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is incredibly primary at this stage. This dark, textured Turriga reveals impressive weight in its dark fruit, but the bouquet remains rather reticent. Sweet herbal and floral notes resonate on the finish. Today the 2005 remains a fruit-driven Turriga in need of at least another few years in bottle. Turriga is one of the thoroughbreds of the south. Readers who want to learn about this fascinating red may want to look at my recently published vertical on www.erobertparker.com. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025.
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Captivating dark berry and musky floral aromas are complicated by underbrush, tar and dark chocolate. Sweet blackberry and chocolatey dark plum flavors are given a refreshing bitter edge by a delicate herbal quality. Big, spicy, smooth and very long, this shows excellent balance and an almost elegant personality, though it doesn't have quite the concentration of some of the better recent vintages of Turriga."
International Wine Cellar