Wine Advocate: 90pts
The entry-level 2014 Nero d'Avola Chiaramonte is one of my favorite wines from Firriato this year. This IGT Terre Siciliane red offers dark fruit nuances followed by bold oak tones of spice and tobacco. The mouthfeel is characterized by thick lines and soft contours. There is a lot of oak here (it ages in American oak for six months) but it does not overtake the fruit.