The nose of this wine smells like crushed Nebbiolo with hints of fresh flowers and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with incredibly round, soft tannins. It beckons you to drink it. Long and velvety finish. Voluptuous. Azelia has come into its own. Serve this —James Suckling
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
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