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Great vintages seldom come in pairs in Tuscany. The closest example in recent memory occurred a decade ago, in 1997 and 1998. The earlier year still stands as the benchmark harvest for the region, but while the younger was excellent in Bolgheri and Brunello di Montalcino, it fell short of greatness in Chianti.
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