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Very first vintage, 1990, of what would become Olivia Brion. Savory, gamey, with piercing acidity. Hint of flowers on the mid-palate reminds you it's Pinot Noir. Still alive, but just hanging on. — 3 months ago
Ripe and fruity with dried herbs and classic tar notes. Tannins are well in check. The most complete (right now) and ready to drink of the 2011 Produttoris I've had. Absolutely delicious. — 6 months ago
Spectacularly smooth mousse, yeasty, apples and acid all in gorgeous balance. Even better 10 years from now, I suspect. — 6 months ago
Drinking beautifully now. Ripe and rich. — 6 months ago