- 1998 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva - Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara (8/25/2006)
Surprisingly dark for the grape. The nose is surprisingly oaky for the producer - probably caught it at a bad time? There is lots of fruit (it's certainly not closed, though maybe a bit awkward), but it is darker toned that I would hope and is a bit pruney and "modern". The palate is very fruity, but tight and tannic with fair acidity. Moderate length. I didn't like it as much as I have other Travaglinis, but was a fine wine anyway.
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