2005 Poderi San Lazzaro "Grifola" Marche IGT (Previously $35.)

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90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate’s 2005 Grifola is 100% Montepulciano made from lower yields than the Rosso and aged 16 months in French oak. It is a deep, rich wine with a plush core of sweet, dark fruit that gradually emerges as the wine sits in the glass. This elegant, full-bodied red offers notable elegance and balance, but it needs some air before it shows its true potential. It is an impressive effort from this young property. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017." (02/08)

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/9/2010 | Send Email
This wine is really great, it has body, depth, power, complexity and shows its best when it has been open in a decanter for about 2+ hours! This wine feels like a Rhone wine, that fullness in the mouth, breadth, richness, cheek stretching but at the same time it has Brunello like length, focus, complexity and a finish that is endless. This is really dynamite wine capable of aging for another decade + easily but you need to try it now so you can experience the real flavors of a real wine. Trust me on this, it is great.

Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/5/2010 | Send Email
This is not your typical Montepulciano! This is one of the biggest, darkest, richest Montepulcianos without crushing your wallet nor tearing your mouth apart with young harsh tannins. Aged 16 months in French barrique that gives it a touch of elegance. This has been a favorite of mine for several vintages, and it is drinking great right now, but will keep for several more years.

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