Taurino 1995 "Notarpanaro" Rosso del Salento ($12.99)
Very dark garnet, clear but nearly black. Warm and ripe, plums and a hint of prunes, with a distinct note of licorice in the background. Abundant plummy fruit over lemon-squirt acidity and perceptible tannins. (Previous tasting: Oct. 24, 2001) US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC.; Leonardo Locascio Selections. (Mar 6, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Veal roast stracotto braised in Barbera. For the recipe see http://www.wineloverspage.com/

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