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2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2007

Inky ruby in appearance, but nowhere near as dark as the freakishly black '01 normale. Sweet and sexy aromas of very ripe red cherry, prune jam and mocha display enough depth to promise further development. Rich and tasty on entry, with enjoyable if somewhat overripe red cherry and mocha flavors that carry through on the moderately long finish. Not a particularly deep wine, but soft tannins and smooth texture make it an enjoyable glass of Brunello.

100 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Brunello ?
by Sylvia Graefe
Big range for this wine goes from 88 to 100 points. For sure this is a good to very good red wine. But the point for me, I didn´t find anything of a typical Brunello in this wine. My rating is: 92 points.


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