International Wine Review (93)- "Medium ruby red. Intriguing scents of red raspberry, cherry and hints of wet earth on the nose. The palate is refined with excellent freshness and purity, mirroring the bouquet with additional notes of spices and tobacco leaf. Finishes long and precise with mineral nuances. Sourced from a 700 m high vineyard in the Diciassettesalme contrada. Matured 8 months in large oak casks."
Wine Enthusiast (91)- "Aromas of underbrush, Mediterranean herb, eucalyptus and red berry waft out of the glass. The bright medium-bodied palate features juicy morello cherry, raspberry, baking spice and a hint of hazelnut alongside fine-grained tannins."
Wine Advocate (92+)- "Cottanera's 2017 Etna Rosso Diciassettesalme, with fruit from a contrade in Castiglione di Sicilia, is a svelte and polished expression of Nerello Mascalese that shows classy elegance and balanced intensity. This mid-weight wine exhibits a bright, almost glossy texture with delicate aromas of wild rose, bitter almond, mountain herb and crushed granite stone. Don't underestimate those tannins. Although you don't initially notice them, you are made clearly aware of how long and steady this wine remains on the finish thanks to that inner structure. Diciassettesalme has made leaps and bounds forward in quality and cellar-worthiness over these past few years. About 17,500 bottles were produced."