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  • 1998 Pertinace (Cantina Vignaioli) Barbaresco – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (5/3/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, a little bit dusty looking. Heavy nose of dust followed by anise and mixed berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2005 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (4/24/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, pepper, black berries, smoke and roasted meat. Rich flavorsof black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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  • 2015 Brigaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Classico – Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (4/24/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of golden raisins, licorice and caramel. Flavors of red berries, red raspberries and red cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2017 Il Borro Pian di Nova Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (4/14/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Simple nose of berries, cherries and some flowers. Flavors of raspberries, berries and boysenberries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (4/13/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2004 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (3/3/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dried herbs, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and a little but of plums on the finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2011 Agricola San Felice Chianti Classico – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (3/1/2021)
    WIML87

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly cloudy looking. Nose of saddle leather, berries and asphalt. Flavors of berries, raspberries and plums. Tart acidity, light to medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (87 points)

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  • 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (1/28/2021)
    WIML90

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries, cherries and spice sachet. Flavors of red berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 2018 Bibi Graetz Casamatta Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (1/23/2021)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red berries, red cherries and a bit of either meatiness or earthiness. Flavors of tart red berries, a bit of red cherry and maybe some strawberry. Tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2006 Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja) Magari – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (12/19/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri, talc, coffee, plums and black berries. Flavors of black berries, plums and black raspberries. Medium to tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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