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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 93.1 points

  • PnP that has reached its potential. Seven years since the last time I opened one and time has been kind. Red and dark red fruits, good fresh acidity, avg+ complexity and length. VG example of place and grape. Drink now or in the coming 5-7 years. highly recommended

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  • Medium light body, round, long.

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  • Last bottle of 3. Further to my TN of 9/21: 1). Has fully matured quickly. Needs no aeration, and in fact, will hold better if kept corked while drinking. 2). Secular call: The ‘12 vintage in Tuscany really is quite good, but is drinking, for many/most wines, at peak, probably late peak—this from someone who likes age on his wines—and for all but the biggest wines (SOS, Flac, Tig, Fuligini and Valdicava Riservas) and more traditional wines (Il Maronetto, Biondi Santi) should be consumed sooner than later, and in any instance, IMO, generally before your ‘10s. This was excellent (94/5) on the first night, VG+ (93) on the second, nice mix of red and darker fruit, about equally good with food and without. Pulling my drinking window in by 5 years. 93-94 if scoring.

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  • Best brunello I ever tasted. From magnum at the estate. Tasted outside, so probably 95+ when properly decanted at room temperature inside. See if I can get any of this for my cellar.

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  • Second of 3, and relatively similar notes to 4/20 TN, but with clear maturity in the wine, showing far greater depth and expressiveness. This time, the acidity and tannins integrated at the 90 minutes-2 hour mark, with red fruit--cherries, currants, raspberries and strawberries--cascading across the palate along with classic Tuscan secondary notes. This wine is profound, subtle and sublime, gentle and balanced enough to shine on its own, but with the stuffing to stand up to and cut though the fattiness of a ribeye. A bit darker but equally good on night #2. As good as it is now, it's more likely to be better than worse in 5 years, and to hold that level for quite some time after. It's been longer than usual since I've had a BdM, but in case I forgot, this wonderful wine reminds me again why I'm as fond of these as any wines (not to mention Southern Tuscany, which I miss every day and wonder when/if I'll return to), all the more so on a qpr basis, and I'll look for this bottling again, either from this wonderful and underrated vintage or otherwise. Highly recommended. 95+

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