Suave, sophisticated, rich and concentrated, but remains balanced and polished, with bright blueberry and blackberry flavors supported by toasty, vanilla-scented oak. A modern wine with great structure and harmony. Best after 2005. 1,800 cases made. High —Thomas Matthews
Incredibly rich, with masses of ripe fruit on the nose, from plum to blackberry, showing smoky oak undertones. Full-bodied, with layers of silky, ripe tannins and a long, fruity, almost jammy finish. A real triumph. Moccagatta is a leader in Barbaresco ri —James Suckling
Piedmont's 2000 vintage is excellent, as this Barbaresco attests. Fabulous aromas of rich, ripe plum with mineral, tobacco and cedar undertones. Full-bodied, with lovely ripe tannins and a unctuous combination of ripe fruit and light toasty oak. Goes on a —James Suckling
A beauty. Dark, with beautiful aromas of blackberry, mineral and spice. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and tannins and a long, long finish. Serious wine. The greatest Montesodi I have ever tasted. Pure Sangiovese. Best after 2006. 5,800 cases mad —James Suckling
A brilliant showcase of ripe, pure Rutherford Cabernet flavors, brimming with currant, blackberry, black cherry and plum. Shows pretty floral and cedary, mocha-scented notes, with a long, rich, focused aftertaste that picks up hints of herb and sage. Best —James Laube
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