Michael Garner's top 10 Valpolicellas

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The seemingly insatiable appetite for ripasso-style wines is in danger of squeezing out the quintessential Veronese red, Valpolicella. Michael Garner finds a region contemplating radical measures to ensure its survival. See his pick of the 10 best Valpolicellas here...
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Brigaldara, Il Vegro, Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2009

Brigaldara, Il Vegro, Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2009
Ripe, spicy nose; blackberry and anise. Round, full, balanced. Lively palate with pretty blackberry flavours; good herbal, spicy-toned aromas. Stylish, distinctive. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £17.50 Butlers Wine Cellar, Vinum
Drink 2013– 2015
Alc 14%