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Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Rennina 2010

Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub Region Brunello di Montalcino
Bottling Estate Bottled
Type of Wine Red wine
Year 2010
Bottle size 0.75 L
Packaging No
Rating Scale 96-100
Rating 97
Rating Agency Robert Parker
Label slightly scuffed
Capsule good condition
Level neck
Excl. Vat: €105.00 Incl. Vat: €127.05
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Availability: In stock
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An outstanding surprise, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a monumental wine. The Rennina single vineyard is said to be more feminine compared to the bolder fruit sourced in the nearby Sugarille cru. But in the 2010 vintage, you definitely get a compelling sense of power, density and extraction. What distinguishes the wine is the delicate mineral signature that appears through the thick texture of the fruit. It's like background music that gives cozy ambiance to an elaborately furnished ballroom. I consider the 2010 Rennina a masterpiece and, again, I just don't know how Angelo Gaja does it. He is the winemaker with the Midas touch. Truth be told, the wine does lack territory-driven typicity. But it's just so darn good, it hardly matters. It will continue its evolution for 10-20 years. Congratulations.

Lots of new wood to this Brunello now with dried fruit and coffee character. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Needs a few years to come together. Structured and dense. From the Gaja family. Better in 2017.

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