90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2007
($80) Deep yellow. Less fruity and more leesy on the nose, hinting at mirabelle, grass, tomato leaf and minerals. Big, round and rich but showing less obvious varietal character today than the 2005. This concentrated, deep wine boasts an impressive mounting finish and seems smoother than the 2005 today. But it needs time.
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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For all of its name recognition and reputation for high-quality plantings and bottlings, Sauvignon Blanc has never been represented in lists or discussions of the spectacular wines of the world. But just because wines made from Sauvignon Blanc are rarely crafted for extended cellaring and don't command staggering sums in international auctions doesn't mean that...
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