Poderi Marini 2018 Korone' Red (Calabria) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Poderi Marini 2018 Korone' Red (Calabria)

Rating
90
Price
$21
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
12/31/2022
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Calabria isn't known for Sangiovese but the Podere Marini expression might be the first step in changing that, with its nose of cherries, bergamot tea, gravel, wild fennel and other wild herbs. Rusty red notes of hibiscus flower and raw meat are run through with more wild herbs and roots on the palate, before the arrival of baking and grilling spices ranging from cloves to balsamic vinegar to brown sugar. It is easy to love now, but the freshness of the fruit and firmness of the tannins make giving it a few years sound like an idea well worth the investment. Danielle Callegari

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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