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1996 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne

Antinori; Piero

90Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy
Red

The Antinori firm purchased this estate in July, 1995, and although 1995 is generally a superior vintage for Brunello than 1996, they feel their work in the vineyard and stricter selection in 1996 produced a better wine. Most 1996 Brunellos I have tasted are austere and tannic, although there are some gorgeous exceptions. This is certainly one of them. Pian delle Vigne's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino offers a complex bouquet of new saddle leather, spice box, soy, and earthy/plum/cherry fruit. Its deep ruby/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet attack as well as a ripe, medium-bodied, slightly austere finish. It should drink well for 10-12 years. Oct 2001, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker     Score: 90/100

3L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£199.00
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