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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1997

WINE #300. MY LAST REVIEW ON DELECTABLE!

1997! A standout vintage for Brunello. Ciacci being one of my all time favorites. Quite opaque in the glass with a brown-brick rim. I'm at the 2 hour mark and it's still opening.

Lots of spice on the nose. White pepper, muddled aged cherries, fresh tobacco, and something in the Christmas tree family.

It's surprising how alive this wine tastes! Definitely cherry on the palate, acidity is now quite low, but tannins are still very firm. This baby isn't going anywhere!!! I have a couple of other '97s and now have no fear holding them a bit longer.

95+ points
— 5 days ago

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Baricci

Colombaio di Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Спелая вишня, красная слива, черешневый ликёр, ежевика, кожа, табак, земля, трухлявая кора. Средне-полное тело, с напряженной кислотностью и ещё молодыми, суховатыми танинами. Бочка не агрессивна, но заметна. Ещё компактно и сжато, без прозрачности и легкости в движениях. Традиционно и основательно, без спонтанной непринуждённости в общении. — 10 days ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Percarlo Toscana Sangiovese 2007

What a beautifully sculpted, profound Percarlo. The wine has incredible purity of fruit and a wonderful perfume of cherries, essence of cherry liqueur. I've had the fortune of enjoying my fair share of outstanding bottles of this wine from different vintages, including a magnum of the 1997 with my brother at San Pietro di Positano and a bottle of the 1999 with my parents at All'olivo in Lucca. This wine brings up the best of Tuscany and it's usually a thrill to drink. — 2 days ago

Casanova di Neri

Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2006

Shay A
9.5

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

What a pull by
@Mark Flesher ! This got a little under two hours of bottle decanting before dinner. I was able to have a sip right after Mark opened it and I said “this will be my favorite of the night”...and I think it was. This has everything you’re looking for...great medley of red and black fruits, tar, vanilla tobacco, gorgeous structure. This will be at its peak in 3 or so years. Killer wine.
— 12 days ago

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Drank one of these beauties at a Wednesday wine dinner group and oh mama. In the first two hours, there is no way I would have rated this wine a 95. The acidity was crazy, and it was a little out of balance, but MAN the wine had a lot of berry influence going on and it really only got better as it sat for two hours and bottle decanted. Compared to other Brunello wines, this one had quite a bit more punch. Tobacco and ripe raspberry on the front with nice acidity that was muted by the great food we enjoyed these wines with. Darker in the middle than I would have expected, but really consolidated to an awesome finish that was still a bit punchy, a little earthy, and still quite youthful. I think this wine has at least another 10 years in it, and this experience pretty much told me that the other bottle of this that I still have needs to sit for another 3-4 years before being enjoyed.
9.5

Banfi

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

2013 was a bit young for this Brunello; but after short decanting, it paired beautifully with cold prosciutto cuts and tonnarelli cacio e pepe in front of the Pantheon!! What a night!!! — 9 days ago

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Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2000

2000 vintage on 5.5.18
What a way to celebrate our National Liberation day. Cote du Boeuf from the BBQ and this fantastic effort from a geat vintage. Warm, cocoa, leather, red and black fruits. Hints of wood and toffee. Only one bottle to go....
— 14 days ago

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Very nice description ☺️
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Podere La Vigna

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2012

Had this at a restaurant. Enticing Ruby with full berry aromas and slight mineral spice notes. On the palate wild berry fruits with a central focus of fruit, spice integrated with fine grain tannins. Full body, lingering, ending with cacao, espresso and mineral tang. Good value, decant unless you can wait a few years. — 8 days ago

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Tenute Silvio Nardi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Shay A
9.3

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

This is one of the better brunellos I’ve had in a while. It was double decanted about 6-7hrs before dinner and it needed every bit of that. Darker than expected, in a good way. Black-cherry, smoked earth, spiced dates.
— 12 days ago

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I am a sucker for the cola note in Italian wines. This one definitely had it! Dirty black cherry and cola. Medium density and weight. Delicious. Hell, I don't think I know what else to say about this wine other than this was easily in the top for me! Very nice pull by Ben!!
9.4

Il Marroneto

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2009

Really lovely black cherry and stone fruit. Nicely balanced with good flavor depth and silky mouthfeel. — 8 hours ago

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Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera

Toscana IGT Sangiovese 2009

Dark red fruits, with complex & aromatic notes of plum, strawberry, balsamic, tar & licorice spice. — 11 days ago

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