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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2007
DOCG Brunello di Montalcino, Italy $49.95 (650432) 375 mL $26.95 (35295) 14.5% alcohol
($5.00 off the 750 mL price shown, June 1 – 22, 2013)
This opens with an effusive bouquet of dark chocolate, prune and roasted herbs. It sprays over the palate with a delicious melding of lively sour cherry, red currant and ripe, mulberry interwoven with luscious notions of dried currant and truffles. Mid weight with a lengthy finish, it’s reminiscent of racy red cherry and juicy red plum on the aftertaste. This pours well with hard, aged cheese or coq au vin. (Vic Harradine)