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2004 Pieve Santa Restituta - Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 45418-2004-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($170) Deep, bright red. Nose initially shows dark berries, chocolate and sweet oak but opens with air to reveal redder fruits and flowers that carry through onto the palate. Big, chewy and rich yet with an almost magically light touch, with terrific concentration and energy to the highly concentrated flavors. A distinctly powerful style of Brunello, finishing quite broad, with sappy, saline energy, superb drive and firm, mouthcoating tannins. (Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Shows aromas of citrus fruit, with raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Very well-structured, with a hint of new wood on the finish. Long and balanced. Still needs time. The best wine ever from this estate.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is darker and richer than the Rennina. Black cherries, plums, tar, licorice, minerals and leather all come together in this brooding Brunello. The fruit remains intense and full-bodied all the way through to the powerful and deeply satisfying close. Despite the wine's heft, all of the components are woven together with remarkable harmony. This is a wonderful effort from Angelo Gaja.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Second bottle and still mainly savory notes. I usually prefer more fruit, but in this case I liked it and it worked well with my rosemary and pancetta tomato sauce.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 51 bottles owned
  • 11 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 11 collectors)