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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (7/28/2018)
    WIML93

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of saddle leather, soapstone, dishwater and rusted iron. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries and Bing cherries over an earthy finish. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Rosso Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (6/8/2018)
    WIML91

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, tar and red berries. Flavors of red berries, raspberries and strawberries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2009 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/2/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, black pepper and spiced sugar plums. Flavors of black berries and black cherries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia – Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri, Bolgheri Sassicaia (2/27/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted double blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, black cherries, potpourri and talc. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Cavalier Bartolomeo Barolo Solanotto – Altenasso – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (2/23/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of tea, green peppercorns and iron. Flavors of red berries, tart red cherries and strawberries. Tart acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air to open up.

    My guess was this is a Nebbiolo based wine from the Piedmont region in Italy, likely a 2007 Borgogno Barolo. (90 points)

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  • 2004 Tormaresca Castel del Monte Bocca Di Lupo – Italy, Puglia, Castel del Monte (2/2/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, leather and black currants. Flavors of Bing cherries, black berries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Irpinia Serpico – Italy, Campania, Irpinia (2/2/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, melted black licorice and currants. Flavors of currants, plums and sweet black cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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