1997 Allegrini "La Poja" Corvina Veronese

SKU #1073743 96 points Wine Spectator

 Very dark color. Powerful aromas of blackberry, currant and dark chocolate. Spices too. Full-bodied, with big juicy tannins and a long, long finish. This is a blockbuster still. Stylish and supercharged. Give it a little more time. (Web, 2007)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The brilliant, young, still undeveloped 1,000 case cuvee of 1997 La Poja is fashioned from a six-acre vineyard situated at a high elevation. Combining power and finesse in a rich, concentrated style, it offers aromas and flavors of minerals, graphite, black currants, cherries, and subtle wood. This dense ruby/purple-colored effort unfolds by increments on the palate, always remaining noble, measured, and stylish. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring, and last for 14-15 years.  (10/2001)

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