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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Korem 2005

17.0 / 20
Producer: Cantine Argiolas
Region: Sardegna
Country: Italy

A wine from the italian island of Sardegna, this is made from a blend of indigenous grape types: Bovale Sardo, Carignano and Cannonau. Bold, intense and concentrated, the nose shows signs of red fruits, some peppery impressions, a hint of a more vegetable side and an obvious influence from the oak it staged in - 12 months according to the producer.

Very powerful in the palate, with a lot of structure backed by hard, lively tannins, it has a fresh vibrant acidity that manages to integrate well both with the strong fruit notes and the still stronger oak/vanilla notes. This is a thick and dense wine where, after 6 years, the juicy red fruit one senses still hides behind an impressive wall of hard, but not unmanageable tannins.

This is still obviously growing in the bottle. Pretty good as it is, but it will probably grow a lot further.

Tasted on 2012-01-26

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