Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2015
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This wine is elegant and well balanced, with a good structure and aroma. Ruby red in colour with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish and soft tannins. Palazzo della Torre easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavoured with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with Amatriciana and Carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. It also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured Zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan), pecorino and Monte Veronese. The delightful aroma of raisined grapes is enhanced if the wine is served at 18° C in a large wine glass.
A very spicy nose with dried
blueberries, Christmas cake,
blackberry pudding, tar, treacle tart,
roasted herbs and balsamic. Full
body, ripe and round tannins and a
finish that shows real verve and life,
thanks to a wave of refreshing
acidity. Drink now or hold.
Forest floor, mature plum, menthol and exotic spice aromas lift out of the glass. On the smooth, savory palate, fine-grained tannins wrap around dried cherry, prune and star anise. Drink through 2021.
Score: 90, Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2019
A creamy, medium-bodied red, with a pretty nose of floral and herb notes, this offers light tannins and flavors of dried cherry, spice and mineral, set in a round, balanced frame. Drink now through 2021. 37,600 cases imported.
Score: 89, Alison Napjus, December 31, 2018
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