Cellar/Tasting Notes "Fascinating aromas of ripe berries and hints of coconut and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Lots going on here. Excellent value...so excellent now."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "A polished, international style, with toast and spice notes adding smoothness and depth to the black cherry and raspberry fruit. Rich and harmonious, with an impression of spice and mineral on the long aftertaste."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Lots of plum and berry character, with hints of toasted oak and chocolate. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "This is really gorgeous with layers of ripe tannins that are polished and integrated. Full and balanced with ripe fruits and a clean and caressing finish. A beauty. I like this as well as the 2007. Excellent effort."
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..