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Neil Shea

Neil Shea

Misterio Malbec 2008

Mendoza, Argentina
3575 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 100/100

Medium bodied for the 2010 vintage, tannins not as pronounced as I expected

Bolgheri-Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia Bolgheri-Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido Cabernet blend 2006

D.O.C., Tuscany, Italy
3590 days ago

Neil scored this wine: 91/100

Mine was a 2002 Vintage purchased as a good discount, possibly due to that year (2002) not being one of the better vintages. That's what my research indicated to me. Anyway it was opened this Christmas eve at the family traditional prime rib roast dinner. Very smooth although coming in at 13.5%, it didn't have that full bodied feeling associated with Cabernet Sauv. blends in my view, which is a good thing for me. I would suggest aroma of cherry/currents if I was to indicate anything. It was my first "cult" wine, certainly didn't disappoint and probably the best red I ever tasted.

Neil Shea

Wine Blogger

Memorable Wine

Sassicaia 2002


First Wine

Blue Nun in 1972


Unusual Wine Experience

Being called a wine snob by those who are into kit homemade stuff


Current Fav Wine

Italian white





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