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  • 2006 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (5/6/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries and leather. Flavors of black berries, raspberries and minerals. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2001 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (4/14/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of leather, spice, berries and wet stones. Flavors of berries, cranberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1999 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (4/3/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, slightly brown twinge at least around the edges. Nose of barnyard, leather and anise. Flavors of licorice, berries and Ricola. Tart acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink. No rating. Seems a bit pre-moxed or otherwise damaged.

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  • 2000 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (4/2/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Nose of earth, leather and mixed dark fruit. Flavors of dried plums, black berries and black raspberries. medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2014 Antinori Chianti Classico Marchese Antinori Riserva Tenuta Tignanello – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (2/15/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, lavender, plum and black berry. Flavors of Plums, black berry and raspberry. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/23/2018)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear throughout. Nose seemed a bit oxidized. Aromas of iron, baby diaper, white pepper, bit of dark fruit. Flavors of black berries and boysenberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. No rating.

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  • 2015 Pio Cesare Gavi – Italy, Piedmont, Gavi (10/10/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lime, sea foam and a smidge of kumquat. Flavors of lime and tangerine. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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