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2008 Moccagatta Barbera d'Alba
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2010

($23) Bright, deep red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of sweet cherry and licorice. Lush and sweet on entry, then round yet brisk in the middle, with good energy carrying through to its fresh, spicy, lingering finish. Lovely sweetness here-and a rather full 14% alcohol for the year. (Marc de Grazia; numerous importers)

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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