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2006 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra
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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

Saturated ruby red. Knockout nose offers raspberry, coffee, smoke, minerals and flowers, all lifted by a peppery nuance. Large-scaled, tactile and sweet; this saturates and fills the mouth like few other wines from this vintage. Its incredible opulence and three-dimensional texture thoroughly buffer the wine's tannins, allowing the finish to express outstanding sweetness and persistence. These 30-year-old vines yielded about 35 hectoliters per hectare in '06, according to Guido Fantino. Seems a bit more open-knit than the great 2004 at the same stage.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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