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2006 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino (in double magnum)
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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

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