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Antonio Galloni/Vinous, August 2013

VALDIPIATTA Vigna d’Alfiero Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2008 – 93 points
“The estate's single vineyard 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna d'Alfiero is striking in this vintage.
Dark, brooding and intense, the 2008 is laced with smoke, tobacco, new leather, plums and black cherries, all in a firm, tannic style that will require a few more years in bottle to show at its best. The Vigna d'Alfiero is 100% Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) that spent 18 months in French oak barrels.” 

VALDIPIATTA Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010 – 90 points
“A dark, powerful wine, the 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows off gorgeous definition and clarity, especially for such a big wine. Cloves, leather, spices and smoke all add considerable nuance and character. The style is a bit burly, but it works. A dollop of Canaiolo adds a nice touch of complexity.”