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27 October, 2010

Placido Chianti 2008

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Placido Chianti 2008 Tuscany, Italy This chianti tastes pungent, and not in a good way. Unripened blackberries, nectarines, apples, mild chocolate, and herbs—dried thyme, mostly—are the notes I taste. Those don’t make for a great combination. I’m not spitting it out, but it’s not really worth drinking, either.

24 March, 2010

Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon 2008—Wine Review

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Black Opal Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Southeastern Australia Nose: Plum and spice—most notably, paprika. The spice definitely comes to the forefront when tasting, but it’s much more peppery, though the paprika is still there. For fruit, there’s raspberry and prune, with some of the dense molasses-type of sugar that comes with that dried plum, but not
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