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13 Splurge-Worthy Piedmont Reds

Articolo di Wine Enthusiast Magazine pubblicato su winemag.com (Dicembre 2014)

These big ticket wines are perfect for the bottle-hoarding oenophile in your life.

If you’re looking for big ticket gifts for the bottle-hoarding oenophile in your life, look no further than Piedmont. These 13 iconic Nebbiolo bottlings from the region—tasted and reviewed by Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe—are highly rated and designated Cellar Selections, meaning they’re destined for beautiful, long-lived futures.

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Sottimano 2010 Currà (Barbaresco), $79; 94 points
Fragrant and refined, this wine is all about finesse and balance. It’s perfumed with blue flower, rose petal, woodland berry, pine, spice and balsamic notes. The palate offers layers of black cherry, juicy raspberry, licorice and spice alongside firm but polished tannins. It’s still primary but already has great depth and will develop more complexity over the next decade. Drink 2018–2030.

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