This riserva shows gorgeous intensity and a beautiful, dense texture. There’s just enough softness to cushion the naturally high acidity of 2006. It’s firm, silky, rich, powerful and super long. In fact, the extraordinary length is what sets this wine apart. Age 10–15 years.
Here’s a dark, well-concentrated Brunello Riserva with notes of spice, chocolate, cola and dark cherry. There’s great plumpness and succulence here with a smooth, round feel in the mouth. Pair this beautiful wine with important meat dishes or wild mushrooms: Drink after 2015.
Gorgeous, beautiful Brunello. Dark concentration and excellent intensity. Loads of complexity that peels back slowly layer after layer as the wine evolves. Rock-solid structure and freshness that point to a happy cellar evolution. Aromas of dark fruit, cola, cured meat, balsam, dried herb, tobacco and leather.
Tenuta la Fuga (from Tenute Folonari) shows the best of the 2008 vintage with dark fruit nuances of candied fruit, rum cake, pomegranate juice, cassis and blackberry. You’ll also find polished mineral nuances, cola, ginger and Spanish cedar. It shows intensity in the mouth, firm tannins and bright acidity. Cellar this wine 10 years.
This is a bright and generous Brunello that will appeal to those who prefer succulent and meaty characteristics in their wines. There are notes here of red cherry, wet earth, toasted wood, black plum and even some green spice. The concentration is thick and dense. Sweet, chewy tannins appear on the finish.
This wine comes from the branch of the Folonari family that moved out of Ruffino after a recent re-organization of the company. It is a nicely understated wine, showing great style, with new wood and dusty tannin flavors combining with smooth, modern fruit. The acidity is just too dominant at the end, but otherwise a delicate, elegant performance.
Rich and plump with marzipan, cherry-berry, menthol, violet and medicinal notes. Some sweaty, band-aid like notes add complexity. A bit austere and stern in the mouth thanks to drying tannins, but would show well over the course of a long satisfying meal. Imported by Kobrand.
This is a gorgeous Brunello that proudly defies the difficulties associated with this hot vintage. The wine exhibits freshness and buoyancy in the form of crisp cherry and blueberry. It also offers deep layers of cola, coffee and mineral and although the mouthfeel is chewy, there’s enough silky softness to even it out.