2006 Valdicava - Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva 750ml

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JS 100   WA 96   WS 92   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

I tasted this about a year ago at the winery and I was blown away. This time I tasted it in a blind tasting in Tuscany and it stood above the rest. Amazing aromas of blueberries and flowers, with black truffles and pie. Foie gras, mushrooms and white truffles too. Powerful, with great depth of gorgeous fruit and ultra-fine tannins. It fills your mouth with fruit and ripe tannins. Complex and long. A breathtaking wine. Truly glorious.

Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is a huge, towering wine. Waves of vibrant, intensely perfumed fruit hit the palate, backed up by the firm, broad tannins of the vintage. Violets, spices, new leather and licorice develop in the glass, yet the 2006 remains painfully young and stubborn. Clean mineral notes frame a blast of dark cherries, plums and camphor on the palate-staining finish. Readers will need to be especially patient, but the 2006 Madonna del Piano is stacking up to be one of the all-time greats from proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese. I followed the wine over the course of two days, during which it continued to improve while seeming to gain freshness and structure.

Drink Dates: 2016-2026
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Dark and inky, this wine boasts mushroom, forest floor, tar and dried plum aromas and flavors. There's a serious structure, yet this is well-balanced in the end, if more on the side of concentration and muscularity than finesse.

Drink Dates: 2014-2030
Author: Bruce Sanderson


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: Phatg
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 05/01/2014

Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

666 bottles owned by 95 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese


Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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