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2001 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2006

($56) Deep red. Very ripe, slightly roasted aromas of berries, pipe tobacco and licorice, lifted by a wild floral nuance. Rich, concentrated and superripe, with very sweet flavors of marzipan and cherry cola. Fleshy and fat but nicely framed by good ripe acidity. Finishes with big, sweet, chewy tannins. A bit unrefined but a large mouthful of Brunello. (Montecastelli Selections, New York, NY; North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA)

94 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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This is an excellent Brunello
by tokay11664259
This Brunello was recommended to me by a winehouse staff member and he was really on the mark with it. It has a smooth finish. I bought it for a special ocassion. It was so good that I went back and bought three more bottles. I highly recommend it.


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