Ruby red color with garnet hues.
Aromatic and complex on the nose, with
hints of spices, cherries, blackberries,
light tobacco and pleasant chocolate
undertones. Very full-bodied and broad
on the palate, with an intense sweetness.
Decisive but smooth, with elegant
tannins and a long, persistent finish.
"Has dried cherry and berry aromas, with hints of flowers, following through to a full body, with silky tannins and a delicate finish. A little reserved, but there's lots of fresh fruit and racy acidity. Best after 2010."
"Antinori's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne is a sweet, perfumed offering. Medium in body, the wine offers up scents of tobacco, wild cherries, spices and flowers in an elegant, restrained style for this bottling. The silky, finessed tannins frame the fruit nicely and carry through all the way to the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019. "
The Wine Advocate
"Pian delle Vigne's 2004 Brunello is worlds apart from the scorching hot 2003 vintage—so different, in fact, the wine seems utterly reborn. You can smell those hallmark Sangiovese aromas: cherry, blue flower and wet earth, and taste the variety's elegant acidity."