MATT'S WINE NOT! VELLETRI CENTURIO ITALIAN RED WINE

Well dear reader, with the good comes the bad. But wait! I am not going out and calling this a "bad" wine...but I've definitely had better.

This 2006 vintage comes with a synthetic cork (which is more blasphemous dare I say than having a screw-top cap?!) and is easy to open, and easy to drink - which isn't necessarily a good thing.

A basic, dyrish winey-grapey taste greets the taster, and is a light-medium bodied drink, despite its being 12.5% alcohol. I could not detect many nuances in the taste (that could be my infamous non-educated pallet talking; the LCBO.com website has professional tasting notes), and I was left thinking it was not terribly flavourful, whose taste faded quite fast, almost to the point of feeling watered down.

This wine by far did not blow me away, in any respects. It is non-offensive, very simple, and isn't something you'd go out of your way to buy, unless you really just felt like having wine. I "velle-tried" to like this, but at the end of the day, wasn't my cup of tea - or wine.

** out of 4

Purchased at a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store for C$7.60 (US$7.00).

From LCBO.com:

VELLETRI CENTURIO, 750 mL bottle
LCBO #602474
Wine, Red Wine
12.5% Alcohol/Vol
Made in: Lazio, Italy
By: Consorizio Prod. Vin Di Velletri

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