Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)
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|| Grapes:||100% Sangiovese|
|| Type:||Dry Red|
|| Region:||Brunello di Montalcino DOCG|
|| Ratings:||WA 94|
| 94 pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the very best wines of the year, Pian dell’Orino’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet dark cherries, cloves, menthol, tar and licorice are some of the many notes that are woven into fabric of superb elegance and finesse. All the elements are in perfect balance in this utterly harmonious Brunello. Deeply layered and spiced throughout, the 2008 is simply stunning. The 2008 isn’t as explosive as the very best vintages, but it is still a remarkable achievement for the year. Hints of orange peel and cloves add an exotic flair on the finish. This is a dazzling effort. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028." (AG. June-2013)