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Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino 2006, Italy


The magic of Brunello rests in how it can display layers of evolved flavours – tobacco, game and other non-primary fruit characters – at such a relatively young age. This wonder from Palazzo di Loia Cosimo is a marriage of youth and maturity. Full-bodied and still succulent at almost eight years of age, it shows chewy crushed cherry and plum fruit laced with meat jus, tobacco, herbs and a whisper of funky horse stable. Superb. $55.75 in Quebec.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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