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  • 2016 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (7/15/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 24 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, raspberries, cherries, potpourri and a hint of earth. Flavors of raspberries, berries and cherries. Bright to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or definitely hold otherwise. Needs more time in my opinion. (93 points)

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  • 2001 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (5/6/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, raspberries, berries and cherries. Flavors of raspberries, berries and cherries. Bright to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2012 Guicciardini Strozzi Chianti – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti (11/20/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, florals, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of tangy black raspberries, boysenberries and a hint of plum. Bright to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2015 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Ama – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (11/15/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red berries and red cherries that both carry straight through to the palate. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Next couple of years. (89 points)

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  • 2006 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/6/2019)
    WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of white pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of boysenberries, black cherries and black berries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2001 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (11/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, thatch, cassis and black berries. Flavors of black berries, boysenberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Pratesi Carmignano Carmione – Italy, Tuscany, Carmignano (11/6/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, Graham crackers and black berries. Flavors of blueberries, cassis and black berries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Vecchie Terre di Montefili Bruno di Rocca – Italy, Tuscany, Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT (2/7/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, berries and plums. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. Seems in a good place right now. (93 points)

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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 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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