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Red

2008 Avignonesi Rosso di Montepulciano

Sangiovese more

3/4/2010 - mdstenner wrote: 88 points

The aromas grow richer as the wine opens up, with deep cherry, tobacco, and spicy notes, with a medium-bodied and leathery palate where the fruit plays off the acidity to fine affect. Bone-dry, with rich cherry flavors, and velvetty red fruits. An impressive wine for the money.

  • Comment posted by Bradford:

    3/5/2010 2:35:00 PM - Just picked this up. Do you think it needs a decant? If so, how long?

Red

2007 Domaine de la Janasse Côtes du Rhône Villages Terre d'Argile

Red Rhone Blend more

2/28/2010 - cmr Likes this wine: 90 points

Very well made and I know with a little more time this will shine even more, but right now its balance is a little out of focus. Great red fruits, good smooth full body and excellent structure.

  • Comment posted by Bradford:

    3/4/2010 5:03:00 PM - I have a couple of these. I loved the '06. How long do you think I should wait before popping one?

Red

2007 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz-Viognier

McLaren Vale Shiraz Blend, Syrah more

3/4/2010 - pjaines wrote: NR

Phew! Tough work. Intense and packed tight with notes of charcoal, violets, blueberries. Incredibly young and quite a big mouth full. After 6 hours in a decanter it does start to reveal some more nuances characteristics but for now this is primary fruit, heat and teeth gripping tannins. A bit like being punched in the mouth for now - needs 5-8 years to calm down.

  • Comment posted by Bradford:

    3/4/2010 2:22:00 PM - I recently opened this, had a similarly "tough" first sip, and then put the cap back on. Three days later I returned and the wine had integrated nicely, and though the ephemeral floral notes on the nose had faded, the palate showed very nice blue and black fruits with a streak of pepper and minerality. Definitely needs time...

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