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2004 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre (750ml)
Producer: Azienda Agricola Allegrini allegrini.it
Appellation: Veronese - Veneto - Italy (IGT)
Type: red
Varietal: Corvina - Rondinella - Sangiovese
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$24.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 22, 2008 , from a member
87 points
tasted: August 2, 2008 , Mike Jacobs http://the-wine-rack.blogspot.com
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: herbal, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: elegant; "
tasted: August 23, 2008 , Lisa Huber
tasted: September 30, 2009 , Edward Linderoth
3 stars "Color: deep; Finish: medium; " Best 2009-2012
tasted: March 3, 2011 , from a member
"Ok for price. A bit overrated IMHO"
rated: March 27, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
90 points "Allegrini's Palazzo della Torre (70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese) has long been one of my favorite ripasso-style wines and the 2004 is another winner. It reveals a plump, juicy personality loaded with perfumed, jammy fruit, roasted coffee beans and new leather. Although it is absolutely irresistible today, a few additional months of bottle age should help soften the wine further. It is a gorgeous effort at this level and a terrific value. Allegrini employs a unique variation of the ripasso technique for its Palazzo della Torre. The traditional method calls for the wine to undergo a second fermentation on the skins that are leftover from the vinification of the Amarone. The estate believes that this method leads to oxidized wines. Instead Allegrini dries a portion of the grapes (around 30%) and ferments them separately in the same style as an Amarone, then adds that wine to the larger portion of the wine, which is fermented in the conventional manner. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010. This is a terrific set of consistently excellent to outstanding wines from Allegrini" Best 2007-2010
rated: June 15, 2008 , ldg55
90 points Best 2007-2010