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1998 Giuseppe Quintarelli Cà del Merlo Veneto IGT
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Community Tasting Notes 20
September 29, 2014 - Double-decanted three hours before serving. Somewhat different sensory characteristics than my previous bottle, although no less stunning. The bouquet shows medicinal notes, black fruits, lead, and cloves. In the mouth, the wine is rounded, medium bodied, slightly sweet, with excellent texture and balance. Five hours after opening, the wine is stunning, with the bouquet seamlessly transitioning into the mouth. A long finish punctuated by small red berries. Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to 3.
August 16, 2014 - Saturday Night Double Blind, $40+ (Bin 75): See through pretty deep crimson core with rose rim; dried red fruit, sweet, nutty, autumnal, almost raisiny; still good richness, red fruit, great round fruit, spicy, long; very good.
May 3, 2014 - Simply stunning. Hedonistic. Dense and savory, yet light as a feather on the palate: absolutely perfect balance. Cocoa, espresso, exotic spices, bitter dark chocolate. A notch below the 1999 and a notch above the 2000. This is a wine that you really want to linger over throughout a main course and into a cheese course. It's a wine that makes you think about where it came from and how it was made, but then you stop the thinking and start the drinking. Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to 3.
Rezy13 Likes this wine: (91 points)
November 8, 2013 - Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+ (Bin 75): Dark color almost like root beer; very complex nose of spice, clove, cinnamon, root beer, dark fruit, seems sweet; savory, aged, ried maple syrup, darker fruit profile; delicious.
Ali wrote: (87 points)
October 7, 2013 - This bottle seemed to lack the freshness of previous bottles. Hopefully just an off bottle, but may be time to drink up.
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- Vintage 1998
- Type Red
- Producer Giuseppe Quintarelli
- Varietal Corvina Blend
- Designation Cà del Merlo
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Italy
- Region Veneto
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Veneto IGT
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 193 (61%)
- Consumed 122 (39%)