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2007 Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra
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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Bright, saturated ruby-red.  Knockout nose reminded me of grand cru Burgundy, showing scents of black cherry, cassis, violet, licorice, minerals, tobacco and mocha.  Like a liquid confection in the mouth, with a silky, creamy middle that hints at the wine's alcoholic richness without coming across as overripe or heavy.  The 2008 version is more tightly wound and high-pitched; this is powerful but freakishly smooth:  pure pleasure in a bottle.  Its substantial sweet tannins and great palate-staining length suggest that it will be long-lived.

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

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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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