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93 Points

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - Always a humbling experience to taste such an old wine.

Appearance: Pale garnet color with light copper hue on the edge. Sticky legs. Throws a little sediment. Not problematic at all, just be careful when pouring the end.
Nose: The most prominent feature is its interesting mix of fruit characteristics: cooked prunes, wild strawberries, burnt orange peel, along with development aromas: rancio (fruit cake) and new leather especially, mild tobacco and hint of vegetal notes.
Palate: Fresh and lively for its age. High acid, high amount of fine, silky tannins, only medium bodied, warming alcohol 14% abv. Flavors are quite intense and consistent with nose aromas with more cooked fruit and rancio. Long finish.
This Brunello is well in its drinking window but I would drink now and over the next 3 years.

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  • Comment posted by Strohecker:

    9/15/2019 8:52:00 PM - Confirmation of above tasting above with slightly less tannin. This wine outperformed 2000 Giacosa Barbaresco, but drink now, this wine is at peak.

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