1999 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago (Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino)

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Brunello di Montalcino, Italy, Montalcino, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Tuscany


Brilliant wine. Velvety smooth texture, but focused, layered cherry and plum fruit. Good freshness and tell-tale Italian funkiness in this wine. You can taste the warm Tuscan sun and earth. Lovely wine. Although this can certainly be held for some time to come, this is drinking absolutely spectacularly right now.

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