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Sant'Antimo, Ateo, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Argona, 2000

Well I did not expect much from this famed Brunello producer now making a wine from a D.O.C. essentially created by Banfi, but boy was I wrong. This is a lovely wine with an earthy intensity that surprised when I was expecting a bland oaky internationally styled wine. This is a real Tuscan wine worth drinking with a big steak. Outstanding structure, complexity and varietal intensity. Drink now and over the next several years.