Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tommasi Classico Superiore Vigneto Rafael 2009 Valpolicella

Tommasi Classico Superiore Vigneto Rafael 2009 Valpolicella,
$10.80-$15.00, 88 points, was bought at the Hannaford's super market in Londonderry, NH.
The color is a slightly cloudy magenta.
The aroma is very subtle black fruit (nearly mute). 
The medium body carries good acidity and moderate tannin.
The flavors I find are gentle boysenberry, licorice, tangy grape, raisin, hints of tobacco, and blueberry.
The late palate and finish flows from tart, and tasty cherry spice, and though some may find this finish a bit bitter, I'm not one of them.
This is a fine, flavorful, table wine, and with 12.5% alcohol demonstrates its accommodating contribution to the dinner setting so traditional in Italy. 


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