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Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2008

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Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2008


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A brilliant ruby red in color with garnet highlights, the wine shows a complex and intense nose with spicy and balsamic notes which fully fuse with aromas of raspberries, cherries, and ripe plums together with light suggestions of tobacco and leather. On the palate the wine is ample and enveloping with a silky texture and an intense progression of flavors across the palate which bring out all the elegant and varietal personality of the wine, true and outstanding in its expression of Sangiovese character.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Antinori
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Wine EnthusiastThe Antinori family's Brunello estate has seen ups and downs in terms of wine consistency over the past five years. But 2008 delivers an honest and nicely concentrated expression that seems to benefit beautifully from the slightly warmer temperatures in its lower altitude vineyards. Dark chocolate, cherry fruit and barbecue spice appear on the finish.

Monica Larner, May 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorFloral and raspberry aromas and flavors pick up tobacco, soy and briar components in this intense, wiry red. Lean, yet remains persistent and well-balanced, leaving a trail of spice and mineral accents. Best from 2016 through 2032. 1,750 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, May 31, 2013