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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PAPALE LINEA
Unable to get a bottle for assessment from the agent. A fourh REPEAT of the 2016 (**/**+) that was last released on December 12, 2020 at $23.95. Here is my previous note: Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, very spicy, ripe, baked, raspberry-plum nose with some complex, sandalwood, cedar and faint mocha-chocolate notes. Dryish, medium-full bodied, well structured, rich, intense, ripe, plum-cherry puree flavours with a lingering, cedary, marzipan-tinged, mocha-chocolate finish. Not for everyone, this hefty Primitivo has 14.5% alcohol and now 13 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 261784
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cal Sal
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Dense, Very Ripe
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: This is the top-shelf red from Varvaglione Vigne & Vini. The 2016 Primitivo di Manduria Papale Linea Oro is richly saturated and thick with a long trail of dark fruit aromas that run the spectrum from black cherry and cassis to candied plum or prune. All that fruit is infused with spice, smoke and tar. This wine is both generous and intense, perfect for the type of rich veal involtini they call bombette in Puglia. Drink date: 2019-2023. Varvaglione Vigne & Vini has recently shortened its name to Varvaglione. Score - 90 (Monica Larner, robertparker.com, March 5, 2020) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 1, 2021
Cases bought 1396 (12 bottles per case)

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