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 "Frescobaldi’s Castelgiocondo is a protagonist in the Brunello school that prioritizes bold, modern expressions of the Sangiovese Grosso grape. This vintage shows pulpy fruit, soft spice and chocolate backed by dark concentration. The mouthfeel is generous and full with a thick, velvety texture."
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 A fruity and firm red, with berry and dried strawberry character, medium body and firm tannins. Well-structured Rosso di Montalcino. Drink now.
Cellar/Tasting Notes The process of vinification and ageing in wood takes place in the modern cellar, built on descending levels to take advantage of gravity, guaranteeing the most respect possible for the natural integrity of the grape, in order to exalt the character and elegance of the wines. All Fontodi wines are..
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..