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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.