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2000 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2004

($90; bottled in July 2004) Medium red with an amber edge. Aromas of baked strawberry, dried rose and marzipan. Sweet, lush and rather soft for a Conterno Barolo, but lifted by a floral perfume and sappy acidity. Densely packed, vinous and long, with a fragrant tobacco note on the aftertaste.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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