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2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Bright, deep red.  Aromas of black raspberry and sexy oak are a bit less forthcoming than those of the classico.  Thick and sweet but with great energy in the mouth, although quite closed in on itself today.  Today this very dense, tightly coiled wine shows less minerality but more chocolatey oak than the regular cuvee and would appear to need longer in bottle to come into harmony.  Late notes of coffee and mocha.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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