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WTN: Il Madrigale, Consorzio Produttori Vini, 2002


Alberto
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Natural sweet wine from late-picked fruit on 50 years old vines.

13,5% ABV (potential 20% ABV)

Inky purple, opaque. Thick purple legs. Massive concentration, shy start on the nose with menthol, stewed plums, blueberry liqueur, tobacco, leather, hot sawdust and tannic mulberry aromas developing as it slowly opens in the glass. A distant nuttiness in the background too. Fat, hot mouthfeel. Albeit being that young, shows some balance between upfront sweetness and a striking, muscular combination of acidity and tannins which takes control on the palate early. Like black fruit syrup to pour over the ice-cream. Like eating glazed berry tarts. Some sweetened cocoa powder and a definite note of just over-ripe blackberries in the medium length finish.

A little simplified, almost elementar profile for now, but its size can make this wine evolve for 10 years.

Alberto

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