Abbona Papà Celso 2013, Docg Dogliani

Other Red Other Red
Piedmont, Italy

$19.75 (193730)

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February 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A lovely package inside and out, this very floral dolcetto is sultry and substantial but also grippy and vibrant. The...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lovely fresh, fruity dolcetto (Piedmont's fruity red) with good lift on the nose showing typical...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An ambitious, and quite successful, example of dolcetto, with a pinch of sweetness to add appeal, and light but...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

I don't have much experience with Dolcetto, the sweeter Piedmontese red, but this is certainly a very fine example. It has some sweetness, to be sure, and it's remarkably accessible at this young age, but it's also quintessentially Italian, with savoury bay leaf, fresh herbs, black pepper, and earth nicely offsetting the blueberry, raspberry, and tart cherry. It's both better and worse by the second day, rounder and more lush on the nose but thinner and more bitter on the palate. There isn't much depth, either, but it's still nicely balanced and restrained, allowing the grape to be itself.

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