Earthy, tannery, spicy and berry notes form a harmonious whole but don’t leave much room for complexity. Nonetheless, this is a potent and piercing wine with dried spice, firm, dusty tannins and a mouthdrying finish. Imported by Total Wine & More.
This is a ripe and plump Brunello Riserva with distant notes of band aid or wet fur that don’t distract too much from the overall picture. You’ll also get aromas of wet earth, wild mushroom and pressed flowers and the wine’s intensity and general consistency is very nice.
Earthy aromas of white mushroom and dried roses that are characteristic of Tuscan Sangiovese are what you notice first here. The wine then segues to fruit and spice aromas, although those berry notes are on the mature and jammy side. Fresh acidity and firm tannins suggest a pairing with red meat.
Tight and chemical at first, with leather and smoke aromas later. Hard on the palate and lacking the flesh typical of Brunello. Simply put, it has the right flavors but it pounds down like an anvil. Maybe time will soften it up.