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88(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March 2010
($23) Bright medium-deep red. Clean aromas of floral red berries and botanical herbs, with a somewhat intrusive cedar nuance emerging with aeration. Nicely concentrated flavors of red cherry, raspberry and licorice are supported by good acids but the building mouthcoating tannins are slightly astringent. A very serious wine that needs time, but I wonder if the fruit will outlive the tannins. Made from 15-year-old vines, this could well be a Barbaresco for many other less quality-oriented producers.