1998 Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

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Barbaresco, Italy, Nebbiolo, Piedmont

Translucent garnet red color. Smells like marzipane, flowers, tar, licorice, and blackberry. Great on the palate with plum, rose petal, and earthiness. Lovely finish and silky texture with superb, food-complimenting acidity. Was consumed with roasted/braised beef short ribs with onions in demi-glace.

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