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Argiano Brunello di Montalcinotext
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16¾/20

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyArgiano, like many Brunello producers, selects its best sangiovese fruit, usually from its best sites. It spends year one in French barriques and another eighteen months in larger Slovenian oak casks (botti). The wine is aged on the whole for four years including six months in bottle. The nose has an inviting quality, mixing red fruits, cedar with a hint of clove. The palate is soft yet dense, with more ripe cherry/plum fruit and bits of mineral and floral notes. Harmonious, succulent and delicious. Advanced, and more near term drinking ahead, but hey, will take it. This was the perfect foil to grilled cumin chicken.Tasted: 29 September 2016Tasted by: Prices: BC 59.99 BCLS AB 60.00 private wine shops QC 51.00 SAQ QC 112.00 1500 SAQ NS 66.00 Bishop's Cellar ON 60.00 consignment - Trialto Producer: ArgianoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
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Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 581553UPC: 8022931502110