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I picked this one up on a sale of sorts, marked down to 25 smackers from some even more elevated price, presumably because it was old and not moving.

Based on the label info - a 100% Nebbiolo of noteworthy origins in La Morra but not a DOC Barolo, seeing only one year in oak - I expected a light, maybe "international-style" rendition of Barolo. This one, while not unpleasant, proved a lot more idiosyncratic than that.

Gianni Gagliardo 1990 Batié Vino da Tavola delle Langhe ($24.99) Dark ruby in color, a "head" of tiny bubbles lines the glass. Big fruit and oak aromas focus on juicy berries, odd in a Nebbiolo and surprisingly fresh for a 10-year-old. Prickly and soft on first tasting, it firms up on mid-palate, with a core of black fruit and ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors that also seem startlingly young. Very idiosyncratic, it's almost like a Barolo wrapped in a Beaujolais. U.S. importer: Tyfield Importers Inc., Troy, Mich. (June 30, 2000)

FOOD MATCH: Works well enough with a thick stew of oxtails long-simmered with mixed green peppers and paprika.

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