A traditional style of riserva, this wine shows aromas of spice, candied berry, smoked bacon, cinnamon, white pepper and dried sage. There’s also a floral element of red rose or lavender. It is light and crisp, with a firm finish.
Concentrated and ripe with cherry cola and freshly minced mint on the nose. Ripe, red and meaty in the mouth with lush tannins and maple syrup consistency. Easy to drink. Imported by Wine Wave.
Smoky and masculine, with initial aromas of black cherry and coffee. Talk about perfect balance; this has it. The cherry and berry flavors glide on a wave of crisp acids and modest tannins. And while not velvety, the mouthfeel is lush. Worth more than a look.
A deep garnet color and rich concentration characterize this austere Brunello di Montalcino. The nose is redolent of wild berries, cassis, currants, leather, dried tobacco and forest floor. In the mouth, the wine is smooth, silky and polished.
The nice thing about this Brunello is that it is not one of those in-your-face reds. Instead, the wine delivers measured tones of cherry, leather, coffee and spice that are integrated and balanced as a whole. In the mouth, it shows good tannic structure and point of bright acidity.
Immediate aromas of toasted oak and freshly shaved wood characterize this modern and densely extracted Brunello. The natural fruit aromas have a hard time getting through that thick layer of oak but the wine does tastes plush and soft on the finish.
This wine is good but not altogether convincing. It has a raw, nervous edge with aromas of root beer, tealeaf, cherry cola and a brambly-wild berry flavor in the mouth. The texture is sharp, compact and tight and the wine leaves lingering freshness on the close.