Podere Salicutti 2006 Brunello di Montalcino "Piaggione":
$69.99-$79.99, 93 points, poured opaque ruby, but trended a bright sunburst orange/red with a very broad transparent rim.
The outstanding aroma was rich with roses, licorice, wild blackberry, and cedar.
With a medium to medium-plus body of good acidity and mild to moderate tannin which was a persistent presence; a backbone as it were.
Though the flavor profile followed the aroma, roses dominated, but nuanced coffee, tobacco, and dried herbs added to a great complexity of flavors that led into a long finish of spice with considerable, but pleasant heat from the 15% alcohol.
I'm guessing that this wine is quite ready to be had, but without doubt it will cellar for some time to come.
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