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Best Primitivo I have ever had.
I fell in love with Zuccardi in 2007 by drinking the 2001, 2002 vintages in Argentina. It is unfortunate that you cannot seem to find Argentina wines (Malbecs) with 5 or 6 years on them (I think they drink it all in Argentina). The Zuccardia Cabs are very nice, too. This one did not have the heavy glycerin I have come to expect but very easy to drink, and inexpensive; an excellent all-occasion wine to buy by the case. I served it with a variety of other reds at a BBQ and it made a good showing against an Australian Shiraz and a red Rhone (Grenache).
I can attest to the fact that these Cabernets will age well. I recently had the pleasure of opening a number of 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, and 1983 vintages. They were all wonderful, especially the 1979 (perhaps the best Cabernet I have ever tasted) which had a full nose of tobacco and was heavenly with capuccino flavored chocolates. I look forward to tasting this 2005 vintage in another 20 - 30 years should I be fortunate enough to live that long.
I usually decant but this was an afterthought, and even though I opened and poured it immediately it was still soft (though it could be dryer) and flavorful, with a beautiful bouquet. The finish was adequate. I had it for desert with a chocolate mousse cake and Bluebell Homeade Vanilla ice cream. The Nickel & Nickel wines are rare to find in Far West Texas so I am always pleased to be able to get one, I am never disappointed. Wish I could get a Far Niente Cab or Chard here, but this is close enough.