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2010 Abbazia di Novacella Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Praepositus Lagrein Riserva"

Winery: Abbazia di Novacella

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Praepositus Lagrein Riserva"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: 100% Lagrein

Region: Alto Adige

State or country: Italy

Price: $40

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 1, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark red colored Lagrein is a serious wine. It opens with a fragrant dark cherry bouquet with hints of rich dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, rich and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild cranberry with notes of integrated minerality and old oak. I also detected a hint of green olive and red plum. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are sticky and linger for quite a while. This Lagrein needs a hearty meal. I would pair wine with a slow cooked beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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