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2010 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia Cicala
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94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2013

Good bright, deep red with ruby highlights.  Shy, musky aromas of black fruits, minerals, chocolate, spices, licorice and violet pastille.  Concentrated, densely packed and sweet but tight and closed; distinctly vertical in shape today.  More monolithic than the Colonnello but boasts terrific definition and lift.  The youthfully firm tannins will require extended aging.

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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

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