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1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese - Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino - Red

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Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino

Red Sangiovese
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VF: 2005-2017 VF: 2005-2017

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 110
Author SAW
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.969%
Tasted On 03/29/2012
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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.233%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 96.952%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Here?s where the real controversy starts. You know when a host of the evening is blatantly bad-mouthing the juice as 'a bad Brunello masquerading as a Port, perhaps the worst wine ever poured at Executive Wine Seminars,? you are in for an experience! Well, I happened to disagree, as did the other host of the evening, Howard Kaplan. I found the wine to be quite compelling, bringing a lot of penetrating, focused aromas of cigar humidor, chili powder, sweet dark cherries and game to the table. I thought the palate was absolutely to die for, offering up a veritable showcase of anise, fresh truffles and plum sauce. The wine had spellbinding concentration, a velvet-laced texture and admirable length to create an irresistible sense of synergy.

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