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Paolo Bea

Pagliaro Secco Montefalco Sagrantino 2010

Nose has smoked & partially-dried plum, sliced cherries dredged in cocoa powder, faint baking spice, mashed black cherries, old cigar box and dried blackberries.

Palate has grilled plum, savory herbs, over-ripe blackberry, bittersweet chocolate chips, faint fire-roasted tomato and raspberry puree.

Decanted +3H, needs lots more time to uncoil. Medium to heavy tannins with a drying palate texture similar to eating a spoonful of cocoa powder, dry + chocolatey. A wall of tannins, if drinking this before 2026, decant at least 8-12H.
— 4 days ago

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Matt Perlman

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These are beasts but so good
Ming L

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Surprised to see this scored lower than the 14’ Montioni. Maybe still too young?
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@Ming L The Bea needs more years for certain, but the Montioni is a real charmer, especially when it's more than half the price. Seek one out and be happy.

Paolo Scavino

Vino Rosso Barbera Blend 2019

The humble vino Rosso. The 2019 is a huge winner. Delicious and vibrant.
Unbelievable value. I love this simple happy wine.
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Paolo Conterno

Riva del Bric Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Nariz: cereza, setas, cuero, rosas secas

Boca: Seco, Tanino M+ sorprendentemente aun un poco astringente, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol M/M+.

Necesita aire 1hr +
— a month ago

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Paolo Scavino

Prapò Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Wow, cherries! Nice tannins, provides great balance. Still finished with the great miners notes. Smooth for a Barolo this young.

This is delicious. Glad I have more in the cellar.
— 8 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Loren Grossman
9.4

Just in a fantastic place. Redolent of roses, oolong tea, minerals and earth. Blackberries on the palate. Lovely integration and fine tannins. Super lithe. Very much enjoyed it. — 2 days ago

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Paolo Leo

Passo Del Cardinale Primitivo Di Manduria

S T
9.3

Bold black fruit with pleasant woodiness and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, smooth finish. Great value at $20CAD! — 6 days ago

Terredora di Paolo

Terre di Dora Fiano di Avellino 2018

Honeydew, orange peel and hazelnuts, with nice salinity and savory notes. Love love this. — 17 days ago

Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2008

Every grape in this blend is doing its job. The color is outstanding. The Sagrantino gives the Sangio significantly more backbone without overpowering the flavor and dominating the blend. The Montepulciano gives you a full finish. I have another bottle of this, which I am thrilled about. This is way up there, possibly the best wine I’ve drunk in 2020. Paolo Bea and Enzo Pontodi are two of the greatest wine makers in my version of Italy. — 4 days ago

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Paolo Bea

Lapideus Umbria Bianco Trebbiano 2016

four days open brings glycerin lollipop, pineapple curds, baked orange, cinnamon raisin toast, florid sunset hues, and a spice cloud at the very bottom. Umph. — 3 days ago

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Paolo Scavino

Carobric Barolo Nebbiolo 1998

Darker than expected. Unreal smooth. Cibo — 3 days ago