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2008 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , June 2014

Deep red.  Big, rich and ripe on the nose and palate, offering notes of sweet blackberry syrup, red cherry pie and faded flowers. The ripe fruit flavors linger impressively on the precise, long, smooth finish.  Though much more concentrated and precise than the entry-level 2009 Brunello, this is also a distinctly ripe, in-your-face style.  A very good La Casa but a good notch below this wine's greatest past vintages, of which there are too many to count.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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