89-91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
(tasted from barrel): Good medium red. Deep, burnished aromas of plum, currant, mocha and truffle. Ripe, fat and sweet; fleshier than the 2008 but without quite that wine's floral cut. Here the acids and tannins are very nicely integrated and the finish quite persistent. Should be very good.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 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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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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