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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ROCCHE COSTAMAGNA
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Here is a modern take on the traditional “old school” Barolo style that shows subtlty and finesse over power. One glance and the colour tells you immediately what to expect - medium deep faintly ambering garnet-ruby red. The nose is quite intense - slightly spicy and faintly leathery with some still youthful, licorice-tinged, ripe plum fruit. It is dry, medium bodied, fairly tangy and gently spicy with fairly intense, sandalwood-tinged, perfectly ripe, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, fairly crisp, very faintly rustic, high acid finish. This requires a larger glass format (as compared to melon small ISO) and possible decanting. Will improve. Has 14% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L3BR15/20 on the back label. The 2013 (***) was released on May 12, 2018 at $59.95. CSPC 413484
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Subtle, Harmonious, Ripe, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Deliciously spiced red-cherry, blueberry, pink-grapefruit and pomegranate aromas with very attractive complexity already on release. The palate delivers a superb array of finely detailed tannins and impeccably concentrated red cherries that have pitch-perfect ripeness. This is impressive. Try from 2023. Score - 96 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Nov. 7, 2019) Price $ 59.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 19, 2020
Cases bought 150 (12 bottles per case)

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

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