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Community Tasting Notes (50) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Drank at Seattle CT offline Brunello double blind. This wine came in 6th of 8. All wines opened 1 hour before tasting. This was still closed but seemed flat, a tad boring with only mild cherry and a bit of earth and rust. I want to like it but I find this wine overrated. I’ve had 4 of this vintage. I saved a glass in corked bottle and retried next day - did not improve. The WOTN was 2006 Casanova tenuta which was incredibly in comparison.

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  • Dark red and clear in the glass with some bricking at the edges. Mesmerizing nose with cherry, dark chocolate, plum, dried flowers, and truffle. Same notes on the mid palate with balsamic too. Very well balanced with respect to alcohol/acid/tannins with a wonderful melted quality.Very long mouth watering expansive finish that echoes the initial notes with some mint as well. What can you say, other than that this is one damned fine Brunello. Very similar to my all time favorite Brunello, the 06 tenuta nuova.

    These notes are from a bottle that's been corked and kept at 4C in the refrigerator for about 4 days. The first glass upon opening was more harsh and closed down. The long slow oxidation really worked wonders on this one.

    95-96 all day long in my book. And good chance it will even further improve over the coming years.

    Correction.... After again enjoying the nose... 96-97

    Really just stunning nose on this one.

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  • Светло-гранатовый цвет, прозрачное. В аромате красные ягоды, сухая трава, фиалка, дерево, гвоздика, белый перец, ваниль, животинка, кожа. Во вкусе плотное, высокая кислотность, бархатистые округлые танины. Очень хороший баланс. 93/100

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  • Nose shows some herbaceous notes along with tart red fruit, dried cherry, and cedar.
    Med body, med acid, med+ tannin.
    This is textually quite nice on the entry and the tannin builds on the back end.
    Powerful at the moment.
    Would try again in 3-5 years. Not sure if the fruit will hold or if it wil evolve when the tannin integrates fully.

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