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1997 Paolo Scavino Barolo
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2000

Good saturated dark red. Aromatic nose of cherry, rose petal and licorice; quite vibrant for the vintage. Firm, sappy and fresh, with nicely delineated red berry and floral flavors. Enticing ripe acids and harmonious tannins will not get in the way of this wine early appeal. Already quite delicious.

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

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1997 Barolo- Early drinking
by ronnieleeh
Actually they make less of this than the single vineyard wines. You can enjoy it now or hold for 15 years. I tried this again and really feel it can get much better. It costs me $50 and for that price there are many 1997 Barolos to chose from.I don't think I'd pay much more than that.


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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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