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  • 2005 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (9/28/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, tobacco, spice box and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of currants, black cherries and earth. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 1999 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (8/26/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of red berries, red cherries and red raspberries. Bright acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with a little air in the bottle. Don’t decant. (93 points)

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  • 2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (6/5/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, black pepper and black berries. Flavors of berries and cherries. Bright acidity, drying tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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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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