88 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Deep ruby. Black cherry, menthol, underbrush and flint on the nose. Smooth and sweet on the palate, with a medicinal quality to the flavors of black cherry, fresh herbs and spices. Finishes a bit youthfully clenched, with fine tannins and moderate length.
91 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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The Carignan grape suffers from the curse of high yields. Until recently the most widely planted red-wine grape in France, Carignan comes from vines that can produce as much as 11 tons of fruit per acre. These high yields mean that there's plenty of wine to go around; often more than the market can handle. This lack of interest is exacerbated by the...
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