Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Fontalloro is the yin to the Rancia’s yang. It is also characteristically beautiful, open and expressive at this stage. Layers of sweet red fruit, flowers and spices blossom effortlessly from the 2008 Fontalloro. The intensely saline finish that is present in the Rancia is found in..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "There's fine integration between oak spice, raspberry, cherry and tobacco flavors in this racy Brunello, which has tension and precision, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Shows excellent potential for aging."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2010 Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia shows off tons of concentration and sheer depth. Mocha, espresso, dark cherries and plums are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 is a decidedly powerful, virile wine endowed with considerable power. It will be interesting to see how..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Sweet plums and cherries on then nose, with rose petal. Full body, with silky, refined tannins and a fruity, clean finish. Delicious now.
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Pretty textbook Brunello with smooth bright berry nuances packed in a traditional, tight body. Good acidity and firmness with well structured, silky tannin."
Cellar/Tasting Notes The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d’Oro is big, rich and seamless. The wine had just been bottled the day of my visit, but it is very promising, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
Paolo Bianchini’s 2007 Brunelli are quite a..
Cellar/Tasting Notes The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Castello Romitorio emerges from the glass with crushed flowers, sweet red berries, licorice, spices and tobacco. The fruit gains freshness and energy as the wine sits in the glass. Sweet floral notes add lift and brightness on the articulate finish. This is a..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Aromas of blueberries and minerals, with hints of flowers. Full body, with silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Chewy, yet polished.
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The sawdust and graphite aromas turn to cherry and raspberry flavors in this vibrant, complex red. A beam of sweet fruit imparts energy and resonance, carrying this to a long, expansive aftertaste."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, fragrant wine. Initially rather reticent, this medium-bodied Brunello needs some aeration for its perfumed red cherry fruit to open up in the glass. The wine offers good intensity and depth, but needs at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to..