Daily Archives: April 11, 2008

Madeira my dear?

Cossart Gordon, Madeira, 5 Years Old, Bual nv This is a rich style of Madeira from the Bual grape, though not as sweet as Malmsey. P&B by the Madeira Wine Company in Funchal 19% purchased for $20.79 at Bottle Barn … Continue reading

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Perhaps some tannin?

Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG 2003 The Scavino wines show a consistent polish. There’s loads of black licorice to smell and the tannins, while definitely present, have some ripeness that soften the hard edges of this youthful wine. There’s also a … Continue reading

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Big Barbera

Seghesio Alexander Valley Barbera 2006 Previous vintages with the broader Sonoma appellation showed the zip of Barbera with a richness to take Barbera beyond it’s workhorse role as a mere foil to fatty food. This latest offering repeats the style. … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Allegrini

Allegrini Valpolicella DOC 2006 This wine has been consistently clean and refreshingly full of acidity, though in previous vintages it was labeled as being only from the Classico district. 60% Corvina, 35% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. Estate bottled in Fumane … Continue reading

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