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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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