91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2009
($85) Good medium red. Red licorice, tobacco, minerals, camphor, dusty spices and a whiff of sweet oak on the nose. Dense and silky but quite dry; began sweet but seemed to shut down in the glass, even showing a slight dry edge to its broad tannins. Very closed today and in need of patience.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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