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Tuscany/Bolgheri, Maremma
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Vintage Grid Back to 1961
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201489Drink or holdCool, wet summer presented challenges; lighter style of wines, with vibrant structures. Top wines offer ripeness and complexity
201391Drink or holdA cool vintage, with fresh, aromatic, elegant wines of refinement
201290Drink or holdHot, dry year, with smaller-than-average yields; wines are dense and compact, yet fresh
201195Drink or holdRipe, fruity wines, with a mix of power, density and flesh
201090Drink or holdCool year, with a late harvest; elegant wines, with refined tannins at best, but inconsistent
200991Drink or holdRipe, fruity wines, with a mix of elegance and muscle
200893Drink or holdRound, fruity and well-structured, with fine aromas and vibrant profiles. Some wines slightly hollow, with astringent tannins
200795Drink or holdFresh, fruity and racy; firmer and more tannic than 2006
200696Drink or holdPerfumed and rich, yet balanced and refined. A vintage with wonderful harmony
200591DrinkRipe and balanced, with plenty of fruit and tannins
200492DrinkHarmonious and elegant, with racy tannins and fresh fruit
200388DrinkJammy; some unbalanced; a few great wines
200285DrinkDespite rain, some good fruit and tannins
200196DrinkRich and powerful, yet fresh and balanced
200089DrinkMaritime influence helped make balanced reds
199993Drink or holdSleek and racy reds; excellent Cabernets
199898DrinkOpulent, exotic reds from an earlier harvest
199797DrinkFantastic growing season; rich, structured reds
199690DrinkBalanced and fruity reds; cool style
199588DrinkSome rain, but ripe and fruity reds

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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