Richard Baudains' top 10 most overlooked Italian wine styles

Azienda Monaci Grofle Salento 2009
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Azienda Monaci, Girofle, Salento 2009

Evolved, honeyed but still fresh nose, with precise plum balance between sweet fruit and bitter herbs. Great length and concentration on the finish, with notes of white pepper and cinnamon. 18pts/20
Price: £7.85–£7.99 (2010) All About Wine, Boutinot, Bacchinalia, Hangingditch
Drink: 2012–2013
Alc: 13%