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  • 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (12/11/2019)
    WIML95

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, thistle, black cherry and black berry. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2004 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/10/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, camphor, potpourri, fennel and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of black raspberries, cherries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Azienda Bricco Rocche (Ceretto) Barolo Prapò – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/3/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking with a noticeable, perhaps eighth inch meniscus. No bricking. Nose of melted black licorice, black cherries, earth and a hint of menthol. Nice flavors of black berries and black cherries with a little bit of cinnamon an nutmeg on the finish. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2004 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/8/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fertilizer, white pepper, black berries and a bit of black cherries. Flavors of raspberries dominate up front with additional notes of red berries and a hint of red cherries on the finish. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1994 Sette Cascine Barolo – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (11/6/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of iron, smoke, cigar box and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and a hint of mint. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (90 points)

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  • 1964 Pio Cesare Barbaresco – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (11/6/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to rusty color, cloudy throughout. Nose of menthol, rusty iron and black berries. Surprisingly good fruit of fresh black berries, cassis and a hint of mint on the finish. Light acidity, full resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with no air. Be sure and stand several days before serving and slowly decant off the sediment and serve immediately. (92 points)

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  • 1988 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Ornellaia Vino da Tavola – Italy, Tuscany, Vino da Tavola (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Madison offline.

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pencil shavings, slate, potpourri, spice box and mixed berries. Solid flavors of mixed berries, cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a good place right now. (93 points)

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