Austere and reserved with a dark side of exotic spice, anise and mature black fruit, Vigneto Manachiara is a savory, masculine and intense Brunello. In the mouth, the wine tastes dense, concentrated and opulent. This is a real crowd pleaser.
Full, classy and exciting from the first sniff to the last essence of the finish. Along the way is a largely flawless wine that bobs and weaves; at one moment it seems forward and modern; next, classic. Overall it’s a beauty with structure and style. The real deal in newer-style Brunello.
This impressive vineyard designate Brunello delivers buoyant tones of cherry cola, mesquite and balsam notes. There’s a direct and immediate nature to the aromas, followed by bright acidity and silky tannins that leave a lasting impression. This is a very beautiful wine that would pair with meats and oven-roasted pasta dishes.
Emilia Nardi, daughter of Silvio Nardi, is doing all the right things at this huge estate, especially with the development of clonal selection and denser planting of the vines. Her 1997 is a modern, new wood-dominated wine, but it also shows beautifully judged ripe fruits and sweet acidity. The overall effect is of great elegance, with good long-term aging potential.
Tenute Silvio Nardi’s Brunello delivers a plump, ripe quality that emphasizes the wine’s naturally fruity and succulent personality. Aromas recall mature cherry, leather, pipe tobacco and blackberry. The mouthfeel is rich, polished and there’s a touch of bright acidity on the close.
Broad spice and almond notes evident on the nose of this hearty Brunello are accented by cherry, bright blueberry and cassis. In the mouth, the wine shows enormous elegance and a silky, streamlined feel.
This tannic beauty shows earth, coffee and caramel aromas prior to big-time plum, cherry and blackberry flavors. It’s huge in the mouth, with chewy, round tannins and uplifting acids. All the way through it’s integrated and smoky. Hold through 2006.
Savory notes of pipe tobacco and dark chocolate mingle with fresh tones of cherry and blackberry. Behind all those pretty aromas are subtle mineral dustings of crushed granite and smoky ash. The mouthfeel is lean, compact and silky in texture.