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2006 Le Cinciole Chianti Classico Riserva Petresco
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($48) Bright red. Redcurrant, wild strawberry, licorice and minerals on the nose. Then juicy, spicy and penetrating in the mouth, with lovely cut and intensity to the sour redcurrant and red cherry flavors. Finishes pure and very long, but without quite the concentration or vibrancy I would have expected from such a great vintage. Still, it's a superb example of sangiovese.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 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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Sangiovese

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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