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label Brown Brothers (Australia) Barbera 1996
Dark, dense crimson robe and a sweetly aromatic nose of blue/black fruits. there is a minty ripeness and lovely support from vanilla fudge-like oak. The palate is chocolaty and dense with plenty of oomph and a very attractive profile of that creamy oak merged with sour plum fruit and firm cherry-skin acidic bite giving savouriness. Quite long, very pure and delicious stuff. Peckhams/Oddbins/Waitrose 6.99-7.99 (04/00)