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New Ian d’Agata scores

From the July/August 2013 issue of International Wine Cellar:

Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja)
Ian D’Agata

2008 Brunello Di Montalcino Rennina ($175) Bright dark red-ruby. Musky aromas of dark cherry, dried herbs and iron pick up a sweet balsamic element with aeration. Supple and sweet, with flavors of dark cherry, minerals and graphite, along with a strong saline quality that lingers nicely on the brightly acidic finish. This is still a baby but holds considerable potential. Rennina is made from a blend of grapes culled from three estate vineyards (Castagno, Santo Pietro and Pian dei Cerri). 
91 (+?)

2008 Brunello Di Montalcino Sugarille ($190) Deep ruby-red. Inviting aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, minerals, and violet; the nose is much deeper and more complex than Gaja’s two other Brunellos. Begins rather stern, then opens with aeration to offer exceptionally pure and deep flavors of minerally dark berries and plums. Finishes extremely long, suave and saline with an impressive penetrating quality to the nuanced dark fruit and mineral flavors. 93 (+?)

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