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1998 Carmignano Riserva, La Piaggia

Producer: Piaggia
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy, Central, Tuscany
Appellation: Carmignano
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: £18.50 (US$26)

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Tasting notes

14/01/2004

<li> a rival for the Super-Tuscans? <li> a big, powerful wine with scope for ageing<br><br> Situated 20km from Florence, the Carmigano DOCG dates back to the time of Cosimo de Medici. The 8.5ha estate, based in the region, that Mauro Vanucci manages so

01/06/2001

Huge colour. Massive with rich fruit and, just now, a little over-sweetness from the oak, which will blend back down. Big, succulent and chocolatey, it will gain structure in the bottle and rival the best super-Tuscans at a not unreasonable price.

<li> a rival for the Super-Tuscans? <li> a big, powerful wine with scope for ageing<br><br> Situated 20km from Florence, the Carmigano DOCG dates back to the time of Cosimo de Medici. The 8.5ha estate, based in the region, that Mauro Vanucci manages so

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