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2009 Anselmi Pignolo Superiore
Review Date: 02-08-2012
I must admit I was a bit skeptical of this Pignolo due to its low price point, but I've had success with these in the past for similar money. In glass one hour. The aromas on this one are definitely very typical Pignolo, showing iron, sweet ground lamb, graphite, and some sweet candied (gummy) fruit. The aromas are very smooth, not overbearing, and pretty darn graceful. The palate is light to medium bodied and fairly light in texture and overall depth of flavor. What is there is very nice, earthy fruit, mild acid, and just slight tannins. The finish hits with similar pleasing acids and begins developing some light citrus flavors coupled with some slightly green briar, and evolves to under ripe strawberries. A delicious and nearly flawless wine, but without the complexity nor structure of more "serious" Pignolos. This is 100% varieteally correct, not trying to do something modern with this traditional grape, but it is made in a more drink now style than any other Pignolo I've had. There's virtually no tannins on the finish. Nothing wrong with that, and it's a wonderful every day wine. Definitely worth seeking out to drink over the next couple of years. (89 points)
Drink from 2011 to 2011
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List