This week: Conterno, Canalicchio, & Radikon
Aldo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile 2007 ($44.95) $24 vinopolflash special
Antonio Galloni 91 points ‘The 2007 Barbera d’Alba Conca Tre Pile is simply wonderful. Layers of ripe fruit, flowers, spices and new oak shimmer on the palate with the radiance and silkiness that is the hallmark of this great vintage. The Conca Tre Pile is a beautiful, elegant and restrained Barbera that captures the essence of the Conterno house style. It is highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.”
average price listed in USA is $37
Franco Pacenti Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino 2003 ($59.95) $25.90 vinopolflash special
Stephen Tanzer 91 points “Good full red. Captivating nose offers currant, blackberry, flowers, tar, leather, dark chocolate and nutty oak. At once juicy and thick with extract, offering lovely energy to its vivid flavors of crunchy red fruits and dried flowers. This is lively, not roasted, and delicious already. The wine’s tannins melt into its fruit.”
Radikon Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia Friuli 2004 500ml ($49.95) $29 vinopolflash special
best price elsewhere in USA is $45.99/ bottle
Radikon Oslavje Venezia Giulia Friuli 2004 500ml ($49.95) $29 vinopolflash special
Wine Advocate 90 points “The 2004 Oslavje offers up pungent tangerines, Kalamata olives, herbs and dried apricots. This is a surprisingly rich, textured Oslavje that impresses for its density and length. The finish is round and harmonious. Oslavje is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The international varieties makes the Oslavje the easiest of the Radikon wines to grasp.”
best price elsewhere in USA is $47/ bottle
Radikon Jakot Venezia Giulia Friuli 2004 500ml ($49.95) $29 vinopolflash special
Wine Advocate 92 points “The 2004 Jakot (Friulano) shows a touch more delineation and clarity its bouquet and flavors than the Oslavje. There is a crystalline purity of varietal expression I find particularly appealing here. Pine, menthol and flowers add complexity to the taut, energetic finish. This is a beautiful, meditative wine that requires patience, but readers who take the time to listen to this wine will be amply rewarded. Like all of Radikon’s wines, the Jakot is wine that will offer its most vivid drinking and sheer pleasure with food.
best price elsewhere in USA is $48/ bottle
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