What I’ve been drink­ing this month


Canal­ic­chio Franco Pa­centi, Brunello di Mon­tal­cino 1985 – bright garnet in the glass, aro­mas of wild berries and toasted nuts un­der­scored with a touch of eu­ca­lyp­tus leaf. The lively pro­file, typ­i­cal of the vin­tage, still per­sists on the broad, savoury palate, which has bit­ter or­ange and rhubarb flavours. Chalky tan­nins, re­fresh­ing acid­ity and a liquorice stick fin­ish com­pletes its amaz­ing com­plex­ity. 96/ 100pts

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