Argiano's Brunello di Montalcino has an intense ruby-red colour. A good concentration in the mid- palate and a persistent aftertaste, yet round and luscious in body, with silky and interesting tannins. It combines power and elegance and indicates a much promising future. Together with the captivating perfumes of red fruits and the clean freshness, the complexity of the wine proves an optimal balance. Decant the wine for at least 1 hour before drinking for an optimum enjoyment.
"Full-bodied, with grilled steak and ripe plum aromas, round, polished tannins and very pretty fruit on the finish. Balanced and opulent. Best after 2010. 9,815 cases made. "
"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a soft, delicate wine with good delineation in its aromas and fruit, qualities that resonate through to the harmonious, refreshing close. Sweet pipe tobacco, licorice and flowers add a sense of lift and refinement to the elegant finish. This accessible, mid-weight Brunello should drink well for another decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni