Opens with dark, savory layers of Indian spice, candied fruit, plum, licorice and graham cracker. The texture is thick, viscous and rich, but a bright touch of acidity washes over the palate and keeps it refreshed. The endnote features tertiary aromas of leather, cola and crushed mineral.
This Riserva Brunello from the hot 2003 vintage delivers a very elegant approach that is not jammy or cooked. In fact, the integrity of the fruit fares surprising well and the wine boasts intense aromas of blackberry, spice, cedar and cola. Playful oak aromas and fruity sweetness bring up the rear.
This is a proud, modern Brunello Riserva that delivers strong and decisive oak tones including vanilla bean, toasted espresso, chocolate fudge and sweet spice that cast a shadow over the natural fruit flavors. The wine is balanced and has good harmony in the mouth, although those wood tones are very present here too. Lovers of traditional Brunello will not…