Traveling with my friend, he insists to drink the best Italian wines, or French when he sees them on the wine lists. Soldera, he says after drinking these wines it is hard to drink other Brunello, and I tend to agree. The 2005 and the 2006, side by side. They are fantastic, they go so well with Italian cuisine, we agreed the 2005 is a little more smooth and forward, while the 2006 has more grip and tannin, yet after some time in the decanter it loosens up and sticks to your palate with immense pleasure.
These are two of the greatest expressions of Sangiovese and for anyone serious about red wine, these are two bottles that you should be experienced at least once. I score these wines the same; 95 Points and look forward to trying them again.