With integrated leather, dried fruit, and tomato aromas, this is just what textbook Brunello is all about. It’s sly, deep and complex, albeit a wee bit tight and tangy. Time should soften it up, and then it will deliver all the goods. Drink in 2007.
Astringent at first, but better with airing. Strawberry, raspberry and mint aromas precede jammy red-fruit flavors. Exceedingly likable if not particularly complex or stately. Amid all the high fliers, this is an approachable, solid wine with chocolate notes and an easy finish. A Marc de Grazia Selection, various importers.
This is a wine you’ll love or you won’t. Our panelists came up with a long list of descriptors for the nose: strawberry, rhubarb, pastry crust, smoked bacon fat, resin, rubber and tar. In the mouth, it delivers a stone-mineral quality and tart acidity that is almost excessive. A Marc De Grazia Selection, various U.S. Importers.