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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MICHELE CHIARLO
This is one of 43 items out of 92 releases not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. A REPEAT of the recommended 2016 (**/**+) was released on January 5, 2019 at $15.95. Intense deep purple colour. Gently spicy, plum-apple nose with some cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, tangy, slightly spicy, fairly intense, red cherry-plum-apple flavours with a lingering, very crisp, unoaked finish. This ready-to-drink, tasty Barbera d’Asti has 13.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number LH298 on the capsule. CSPC 265413
Type Red Wine
Agent Uni Vin
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Tangy, Cherry-Plum
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Fragrant purple flower, baking spice and black-skinned berry aromas mingle with an earthy whiff of forest floor. On the succulent palate, supple tannins and fresh acidity balance juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice. It's easy drinking and savory. Drink through 2020. Ranked #58 in the 2018 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys. Score - 90 (Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2018) Price $ 15.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 11, 2020
Cases bought 549 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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