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Rustic and deep, this is a good wine at a great price. Cherries, coffee, and unsweetened chocolate leap up from the glass, joined by ints of herbs, to make a very pleasant nose. Red fruits, coffee, tobacco, and a bit of licorice all come through at once on the palate. The finish has tart fruits and a bit of bitter almond. Tannins are a bit rustic. Drink with ravioli with a good red sauce. Recommended. 88 points.

WHO: Allegrini
WHAT: Corvina Blend
WHERE: Italy, Veneto, Veronese IGT
DESIGNATION: Palazzo Della Torre
WHEN: 2009
PRIVE: $18

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