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    Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy


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    Price: $153.00
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    Professional Ratings: 96 James Suckling, 94 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 121494

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Solely from the finest years. Shows remarkable elegance and complexity, and a beautiful bouquet of marasca cherries, tobacco and mint, with a lovely, long finish.

    Pair with very rich, structured dishes, red meat, game, seasoned cheeses.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Very perfumed aromas of ripe fruit such as strawberries and blackberries. Turns to flowers and incense. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a bright, citrus aftertaste and ultra-clean fruit. The purity and focus of the wine is spellbinding.

    96 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva wafts from the glass with sweet red cherries, dried flowers, licorice and tobacco. It shows lovely energy on the mid-palate to match its understated, refined personality. Silky tannins support the expressive, nuanced finish. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright red. Terrific floral lift to the ripe aromas of red fruits and spices. Perfumed and penetrating in the mouth, with outstanding energy and thrust to the spicy cherry and redcurrant flavors. No excess weight here! Most impressive today on the very long, fine-grained finish, which features a saline nuance, suave tannins and superb palate-cleansing mineral grip. Balanced from day one but quite dense and tightly coiled: I'd hold my bottles for at least four or five years before pulling the cork. This outstanding riserva should be long-lived.
    Rating: 94(+?)

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Sweet spice and dark fruit aromas offer all the telltale signs of a top-notch riserva. The wine is bright with etched acidity and strong tannins. Let it age 10 years or more. Defined, compact mouthfeel.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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