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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BERNARDESCHI
This REPEAT was assessed from a new bottle purchased at the LCBO. Fairly deep intense purple colour. Spicy, fresh, ripe, plum-cherry-strawberry purée nose with some faint sandalwood notes. Fairly dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, quite juicy, fresh, ripe plum-cherry purée flavours with a fairly tangy, bright, rounded finish. A pleasant, ready-to-drink crowd-pleaser. This blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot has 13.5% alcohol and 15 g/L residual sugar with new lot number L2026. Very similar to the 2017 (**/**+) that was released on February 8, 2020 at $19.95. Of course, you can safely ignore the Luca Maroni 97-point tasting note appearing in the Vintages Catalogue. CSPC 13519
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Don Ack
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Ripe, Bright, Ready
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: A blend of 70% Sangiovese with 30% Merlot, all harvested by hand and aged three months in French oak barriques. This wine offers sweet blackcurrant and blackberry in a fruit-forward style. Bring on the meaty pasta or pizza! (Vintages panel, July 2019) [Luca Maroni tasting note not available.] Score - 97 (lucamaroni.com, Sept. 7, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 9, 2021
Cases bought 994 (12 bottles per case)

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

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