Tus­can Tempters YOU’RE NOT GO­ING TO WANT TO MISS THE VIN­TAGE OF ITALY’S MOST FA­MOUS RE­GION FOR RED WINE, BRUNELLO DI MON­TAL­CINO, WRITES NEVER HAVE THE UNIQUE SANGIOVESE-BASED REDS FROM THE TOP HILL­SIDE VINE­YARDS BEEN SO PRO­FOUNDLY GOOD. HERE ARE OF THE B

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LE RAG­NAIE VV BRUNELLO DI MON­TAL­CINO 2010

AN OUT­RA­GEOUSLY GOOD RED FROM OLD VINES, WITH SO MUCH DRIED CIT­RUS AND SMOKE CHAR­AC­TER. IT’S FULL­BOD­IED YET BAL­ANCED AND HAR­MO­NIOUS. RE­SERVED AND STRUC­TURED. BET­TER IN 2018.

100 POINTS

LUCE DELLA VITE BRUNELLO DI MON­TAL­CINO 2010

THE SEC­OND PER­FECT WINE FROM THIS PRO­DUCER. EX­TREMELY POW­ER­FUL AND STRUC­TURED, WITH LAY­ERS OF FRUIT AND EARTH CHAR­AC­TER. GREAT DEN­SITY AND IN­TEN­SITY. CU­RI­OUS TO SEE IF 2010 WILL BE BET­TER THAN 2006 IN THE LONG RUN.

100 POINTS

SAS­SETTI LIVIO BRUNELLO DI MON­TAL­CINO 2010

THE BEST WINE EVER MADE AT THIS ES­TATE, IT WOWS YOU WITH ITS CRAZY ARO­MAS OF DRIED LEMON, SEA SALT AND CHERRY. IT’S FULL-BOD­IED AND HAS A BRIL­LIANT ACID-TAN­NIN BAL­ANCE. AMAZ­ING YOUNG BRUNELLO.

100 POINTS

SIRO PA­CENTI BRUNELLO DI MON­TAL­CINO 2010

THE GREAT­EST WINE EVER FROM HERE. IT’S ALL ABOUT COM­PLEX­ITY, WITH ARO­MAS AND FLAVOURS OF WAL­NUT, DARK FRUIT, STONES AND OYS­TER SHELL. FAB­U­LOUS IN­TEN­SITY AND BAL­ANCE, WITH LAYER UPON LAYER OF FRUIT AND POL­ISHED TAN­NINS. BUILDS ON THE PALATE. BET­TER IN 2019.

100 POINTS

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