Here’s an austere and sophisticated Brunello Riserva with beautifully integrated notes of spice, toast and cola that give backbone to brighter aromas of blackberry, cherry and plum. There’s a very attractive intensity and smoothness to this wine that suggest a natural pairing with meat on the grill.
This successful riserva displays opulence and a bold, modern style that focuses on bright cherry and savory spice aromas. The wine is loaded with density and richness, and combines a ripe soft feel with a lively berries on the finish.
This is a lovely wine with savory notes of spice and leather backed by clean berry freshness and bright menthol. The wine is dark and sophisticated with a generous mouthfeel and soft, velvety tannins. It shows a brawny, masculine personality that would pair well with game hen with black truffle.
This thick, masculine expression of Brunello offers loads of rich spice, vanilla, moist tobacco, smoked bacon, toasted coconut and black fruit. The oak element is present but also well integrated and gives extra dimension and personality overall.
Truly classy, with a deep nose of earth, tar and pure berry fruit. This wine delivers both the sweetness and ripeness that it should along with some rugged, spicy edges. The finish is big and packed with licorice, spice and pepper. A fine wine. Hold until 2006.
A standout wine thanks to lush red apple and cinnamon, coffee, tobacco, cherry cola, spice and peach cobbler-like aromas. Tasty, long finish with firm tannins and a flavorful, fruity tail in an ageworthy wine. A Marc de Grazia selection, various U.S. importers.
Here’s a gorgeous expression of Brunello di Montalcino with territory-driven notes of wet earth, forest floor, cherry and minty balsam-like overtones. The wine boats a thick, chewy texture with sweet berry flavors and loads of intensity and spicy persistency on the close.
A bit lighter in color than most of the ’99 riservas, but still a very nice wine offering easy drinkability. Toasty, foresty notes accent the nose, while the palate is sweet at the core with ripe plum and cherry. Excellent on its own; will certainly please. A Marc de Grazia Selection, various importers.