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Querciabella Palafreno 2004

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WS 90

Introduced as a 2000 vintage, Palafreno is a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese that, in its 2004 iteration, becomes a magnificently pure Merlot. Full bodied, elegant and complex, it should be decantered and allowed to breathe for at least one hour before it can be fully appreciated. The wine's name is a testament to its character, the term used to indicate only the noblest of steeds that medieval knights would ride for travel, parades and tournaments.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Querciabella
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine SpectatorSlightly earthy and meaty on the nose, with hints of tarragon and orange peel. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Racy. Merlot. Not imported into the U.S. Best after 2009.

James Suckling, 2007

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