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Community Tasting Notes (129) Avg Score: 90.7 points

  • Bought this bottle at the winery in 2005. Shipped to Amsterdam. Picked up this bottle in Amsterdam wand took it to Dubai for 3 years. Moved it in container freight from Dunai to Houston in late summer 6 years ago. Saved the bottle form drowning in Harvey, yet had it exposed to excessive heat due to no AC for 10 days, moved house 3 more times and now finally opened one of 6.

    Corked - through the cork mess a super-concentrated full bodied beast shone through displaying some of the most powerful and intriguing tannins tasted ever. Pity the most of the fruit faded and the acidity became harsh. The remaining 5 bottles have been cellared in Amsterdam and hopefully fared better.

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  • 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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  • Fall auctions return - Acker Sept 2016 (Marea in NYC): The trifecta - cigar, leather, and tobacco. Young, but approachable now.

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  • Other vintages stronger but still a good wine.

    First impression after not having had this wine for a while was terroir / graphite.

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  • Red with garnet hues, moderate saturation, clear, reflective. Aromas of Cherry, Plum, fig, spice and hints of tobacco complex. Full body, soft tannins, round mouth feel, cherry, plum, spice, fig. The wine is still drinkable but starting to loose character and strength since it is past its projected shelf life. It was well cellared some hint of oxidation but not there yet - my last bottle

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