Amazing aromas of plums, strawberries, and minerals follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultraripe tannins and a long mineral, blackberry aftertaste. Gorgeous. So fresh and structured. Best after 2010. 1,050 cases made. Collectible. From Italy. —James Suckling
This is a big, powerful red with loads of floral, berry, plum and truffle aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet refined. It builds on the palate with lots of racy tannins and an ultralong finish. This is a long-ager. Nearly matches the amazing 1996 in qual —James Suckling
Offers an amazing depth of smoky, espresso-flavored toast that is seamlessly interwoven with bittersweet Valrhona chocolate, black currant and fig fruit, and a great underlying minerality. Supersilky, with a floral finish. Equally lush and captivating on —James Molesworth
Beautifully silky and refined with fantastic cherry, mineral and raspberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous. Amazing finish. Keeps going. Superfresh. Chiara Boschis took over the Pira winery in 1990 and this is —James Suckling
A yummy Chardonnay, with rich, concentrated flavors and a smooth creamy texture. Deftly balanced and sharply focused, the core pear, fig, honey, citrus and spicy pineapple flavors unfold gracefully and finish with a long, persistent aftertaste. Drink now —James Laube
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