Polished and tight, this riserva opens with delicate berry tones backed by tobacco and tangy spice. The wine’s personality is elegant and austere with a touch of playful sweet-cherry fruit on the mid palate. Give it 5–10 more years to continue its evolution.
Bold brushstrokes of cocoa fudge, lavish vanilla, espresso bean, plum, leather and Indian spice create an expressive and flavorful whole. Silky tannins are framed by ripe red fruit and smoky roasted notes. A very good showing from one of Brunello’s most recognized names. Imported by Winebow.
This fine and delicate Brunello shows soft elegance and sophistication in the form of cassis, wild berry, white pepper, root beer, toasted nut and cigar tobacco. The mouthfeel is firm and clean, with elements of tannic structure and fresh acidity that work well together. The oak element still needs time to integrate.
Rich, dark and lush, with liqueur-like aromas wafting upward from a sea of purple. An obvious entry into the “modern” category of Brunello. There’s jammy, mouthcoating fruit and only modest acidity. Detractors may find it heavy and bruising, but fans will adore its weight and creaminess.
Thick, dark and beautifully concentrated, this is a dense, succulent wine with a soft, velvety feel that will appeal to those who like this style. The aromas are layered and penetrating and span the gamut of black fruit to smoky spice. Drink this Brunello now through 2015.
The great thing about this Brunello from Fanti is that it delivers complexity and intensity, but remains approachable and user friendly nonetheless. It’s like a comfortable cashmere coat: There’s class and elegance with a utilitarian side. Pair it with tri-tip slow cooked over coals.
Strong-willed and pure smelling, with lush cherry, cola and tree bark aromas mingling with berry and cherry. While it sits on the fence between racy and creamy, it delivers vanilla and chocolate flavors along with pure plum and black cherry. Features sharp tannins and bracing acidity. Imported by Winebow.
Gorgeous on all fronts save for a tiny touch of rawness on the nose. Aromas include fresh cedar wood, incense and crème de cassis syrup. The wine is determined and powerful in terms of alcohol and delivers long, rich intensity to match.