This is a meaty and masculine wine that is ready to drink now or within the next two to three years. It shows tight yet savory aromas of cured meat and spice followed by dried berry and cassis. The tannins are silky and polished, and there’s a flash of extra power and flavor intensity on the finish.
This is a standout Brunello Riserva thanks to the smoothness and richness of its inviting aromas. The bouquet includes elements of cherry, chocolate fudge and soft plum and prune. Nothing is out of tune and the wine is equally harmonious and tasty on the finish.
With bold cherry, dusty earth and tobacco nearly blowing out of the glass, you get Brunello’s aromas at their finest. Across the palate flows plum and offsetting pepper, while on the finish the wine gets tight as a drum courtesy of those patented fierce Brunello tannins. Very fruity but tight; drink 2005 or later.
Spice bread, almond paste, cinnamon, fudge, orange peel with dry, dusty earth notes are amplified by a lavish, velvety structure with menthol freshness on a long, firm finish. Would pair with tarragon-based sauces or herb-roasted meats. Imported by Empson (USA) Ltd.
An attractive, rich style of Brunello with loads of aromatic intensity. There’s cherry liqueur, rum cake, cola, toasted almond, savory spice, cured meat and tobacco. A pure, clean, long, silky close displays good structure and acidity. Drink after 2016.
There’s a savory, almost chewy side to this Brunello that is enhanced by aromas of tobacco, spice, dark cola, licorice, blackberry and currant. The wine shows balance and intensity with a soft, plush feel in the mouth that stands in pleasing contrast against to wine’s young tannins and acidity.
Blackberry, cherry, vanilla, cedar and resin add a layer of complexity to a wine with a prominent cooked or roasted characteristic at its center. Smooth and silky in the mouth with a firm tannin backbone. Imported by Empson (USA) Ltd.
Hailing from Montalcino, this wine has a modest, reserved bouquet that offers the basics in terms of fruit as well as some charcoal and mint. The peppery palate deals a strong hand of oak atop ripe berry fruit, while the finish is spicy, woody and firm. The only problem, if you can call it that, is that the tannins are gritty and grabbing. Time should soothe that…