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Ripe and rich Barbaresco with loads of velvety tannins, toasted oak and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, round and unctuous. Hard to resist now but will age very well indeed. Best after 2006. 520 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Superrich and concentrated, with a wealth of flavor, stretching out from espresso, huskleberry, currant, leather and beef carpaccio, accented by hints of vanilla, sage and dusty berry, ending with a long, intense, fully tannic aftertaste, but in the end i —James Laube
This is a delicious Syrah, pure, rich, intense and concentrated, with a wonderful core of zesty black cherry, blackberry, wild berry and pretty fresh earth scents. Just when you think the flow of flavors is about to slow down then the light, toasty vanill —James Laube
Rich and concentrated with blackberry and raspberry aromas and a hint of wet earth. Full-bodied, with firm yet silky tannins and a long chewy finish. Impressive and tight now. Needs lots of bottle age. Best after 2009. 450 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy —James Suckling
Aromas of plums and fresh herbs follow through to a full-bodied palate, with licorice and berry flavors and a long chewy finish. Comes around nicely with air. Best after 2008. 750 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
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