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    Gaja Sugarille Brunello di Montalcino 2006
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • ST96
    • RP95
    Price: $175.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 International Wine Cellar, 95 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109961

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Deep ruby. Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Sugarille Brunello di Montalcino has an elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in youth than Rennina due to the slightly firmer tannic structure; but after 5-7 years, its depth and concentration lead to a complex flavor profile of great balance.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright dark red with ruby tones. Black fruits, licorice, incense and minerals on the nose; smells like a head shop. Utterly silky and perfumed on entry, then tightly coiled in the middle, with a deep sweetness leavened by a saline quality. This very young Brunello boasts a terrific tannic structure and saturates the entire palate. But the rising, expanding finish shows zero excess weight. With time in the recorked bottle, this wine showed an increasingly plush, spherical texture and building minerality.

    96 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is a tighter, darker and ulimtately more inward Brunello than the Rennina. Dark wild cherries, plums, tobacco, licorice, spices and menthol are wrapped around a substantial frame of tannic heft. Ideally the wine needs at least another few years in bottle, but it is impossible to miss the wine’s fabulous sense of poise and harmony. As always, Sugarille is a Brunello that speaks with a distinctly Piedmontese accent. It is a beautiful wine by any measure. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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