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1999 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2004

($62) Deep red-ruby. Roasted berries, chocolate and cedar on the nose; a bit porty yet lively. Dense, sweet and rich, with fruit of steel. Rather powerful, even a bit youthfully aggressive, in a port-like way, with concentrated flavors of dark berries, licorice and spices. Finishes with chewy tannins and excellent length. Needs a good five years of patience. (Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL)

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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