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Marziano Abbona Cerviano Barolo 2004 (Italy)


Eight years old, it's showing attractive age, with earth and underbrush, as well as a not-unpleasant note of house paint, mixed into the berries. The tannins are still dry and tough, though, and it would make a good candidate for a decade in the cellar. Available in Ontario.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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