During a recent game of Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage Corsica and Sardinia turned out to be a key battleground. We had a bottle of Sella e Mosca Terrerare 2000 Riserva from Laithwaites to keep us going through the campaign. I’d never knowingly tried a Corsican or Sardinian wine, and this was a pleasant surprise.
It was deep, dark garnet with thick colourful legs. It smelled rich and dark too, with thick black fruits and warm spice from oak. The tannins were soft with a little pepperiness. It packed quite a punch with 13.5% alcohol and a full body. It finished smoothly.
This wine was good value for a weekend diversion. I lost Corsica and Sardinia, and the game. Next time I play I think I’ll try an Iberian wine instead.