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Abbadia Ardenga Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Wine Review

Abbadia Ardenga Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

Abbadia Ardenga Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Abbadia Ardenga

Agent: Dbino Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This is at peak and ready to drink now. Don't cellar it: the fruit will fade soon. Mouth-watering acidity with smoke and dried herbs. Pair with veal. OTHER: A solid 2011 with dried cherry, hints of cream and a chewy tannic backbone yet the texture of tannins is fine and polished. Needs a year or two to soften. A beauty. Score - 92 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Feb. 14, 2016).

Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: roast venison, roast leg of lamb, Porterhouse beef steak.

This Abbadia Ardenga Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 was reviewed on August 28, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Abbadia Ardenga (2011) is a rich, textured Brunello Di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region. Brunello di Montalcino is made 100% from Sangiovese. Traditionally, the wine goes through an extended maceration period. Following fermentation the wines are traditionally aged 3 years or more "in botte"—large Slovenian oak casks that mellow out the wine as opposed to imparting oak flavours to it. - Community Wine Reviews

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