94 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Medium red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, blood orange, minerals, mocha and cocoa powder: I was reminded of Burgundy. Wonderfully tight and perfumed in the mouth, with superb youthful definition to the raspberry and floral flavors. Perfumed and light on its feet. Finishes sharply delineated, firmly tannic and impressively long. With three full days in the recorked bottle, this wine became denser and more minerallly, offering a leathery hint and terrific sexy breadth.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Needs addittional time in cellar
Drinkable in 2012-2013
Lovely Brunello, ready to drink now. I would agree with Tanzer's rating of a 94 rather than the lower ratings from WS & RP.
by Den Braven10778615
First day- certainly not my favorite, a bit disappointing, and not worth the price. We'll see if the recorked version is any better
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Really a 3.5
Expected to love this wine but just like it OK. Good initial and middle but not a very exciting finish.
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