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1998 Giuseppe Quintarelli Cà del Merlo Veneto IGT
- Veneto IGT
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heythatslife wrote: (93 points)
October 23, 2016 - In a perfect place to drink now. Initially hits you with sous-bois, tar, and dark chocolate, but more dark fruit opens up in short order. Complex and spicy, with more restraint and drinkability than the typical amarone - perhaps with a nod in the direction of classic Bordeaux reds - yet imbued with an unmistakable sense of place and style unique to valpolicella. Tannins have resolved; underlying acidity carries the wine through lips-macking finish.
January 4, 2016 - very good again with an autumn/ early winter meal. I think this is lovely now and should hold, but I think it should be drunk in the next 10 years
HarveyLarvae Likes this wine: (93 points)
April 11, 2015 - Funky tea leaves and that grassy/hay aroma. So complex and so damn good
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.
Rezy13 Likes this wine:
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.
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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 154 (48%)
- Consumed 168 (52%)
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