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2010 Col d'Orcia La Banditella Rosso di Montalcino
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90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , October 2013

Dark red-ruby.  Fresh, floral red berries and minerals on the enticing nose.  Then more violet and red berry flavors on the bright palate, extended at the back by very bright acidity.  Finishes long and quite saline.  This needs time to smooth out due to its sharp acidity, but the smooth tannins and depth of fruit leave me optimistic about this wine's future development.  A baby Brunello really; this probably deserves just short of 90 points today, but I'll reward its extreme faithfulness to the sangiovese grape.

85 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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