Finding Reality in a bottle of Brunello

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learnitalianwines - by tom hyland

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Why the 2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino will probably not receive 95 or 97 points in most major wine publications and why that’s a good thing.

Sometimes, when you taste a wine, there’s more there than meets the eye (or palate). Maybe it’s just me, perhaps. After all, I’ve always had a critical eye with most wines. It’s not that I don’t just taste and enjoy (or dislike) a wine, it’s just that certain wines are special and deserve a bit more analysis than those I’d serve as warm weather quaffers.

Take the 2010 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino, which I tasted the other day. I was excited about trying this wine for two primary reasons: first, this estate has been one of my favorite for the last ten years as far as quality and style of their Brunello, and secondly, this wine is from the 2010 vintage, one…

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