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2006 Pieve Santa Restituta(Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille
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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Bright dark red with ruby tones.  Black fruits, licorice, incense and minerals on the nose; smells like a head shop.  Utterly silky and perfumed on entry, then tightly coiled in the middle, with a deep sweetness leavened by a saline quality.  This very young Brunello boasts a terrific tannic structure and saturates the entire palate.  But the rising, expanding finish shows zero excess weight.  With time in the recorked bottle, this wine showed an increasingly plush, spherical texture and building minerality.

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

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