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Tasting Notes for Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d'Asino ( owc 6-pack ) - Mastrojanni, 2006:
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d’Asino is a gorgeous, nuanced wine laced with sweet tobacco, cedar, spices, leather and ripe dried cherries. The 2006 is all about delineation and elegance. Layers of fruit build toward the firm yet beautifully balanced finish. This deceptively medium-bodied wine has plenty of underlying structure, not to mention tons of sheer class and energy. Mastrojanni gave the 2006 42 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
The Wine Advocate April '12.
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2016-2026
Tasting Notes for Brunello di Montalcino Riserva - Poggione, Tenuta il, 2001:
Il Poggione's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is likely to go down as one of the estate's modern day classics. Like the 1999, it too is made in a full-bodied style, but it offers greater elegance and finesse than its older sibling. There is superb purity to this wine, not to mention an eternal finish framed by silky, ripe tannins. A minimum of a few years of cellaring is called for to allow the French oak to integrate. The vintage saw a rainy winter followed by a freakish April frost which reduced yields in several vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2031.
The Wine Advocate May '08.
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2011-2031