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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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
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Veneto