Tuesday, May 13, 2008

2003 Zenato Ripassa

Been busy with work and on the road, but I am still taking notes so keep an eye out - I will be catching up as I have the opportinity to post them.

Tonight's Valpolicella is a favourite of mine. The 2003 Zenato Ripassa (Valpolicella Superiore) showed a very attractive and complex nose of smokey dark berry fruit, some meaty, floral, and spicy notes (musk, cinnamon, pepper, liquorice) as well. Gentle acidity and smooth, velvety tannins envelop delicious berry fruit - a luscious wine, but without the heavy alcohol that I usually associate with the word 'luscious'. Drinking very well today, this is a tremendously good wine at this price point.
cork. 13.5% alcohol
Score: 17.5/20
Price: C$26.45 (SAQ)

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