Argiano's Brunello di Montalcino has an intense ruby-red color. 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.
"This is a pretty wine with roses, berries and raspberries on the nose and palate. What I like is its medium to full body with very well-integrated tannins and a pretty, clean finish. Such harmony and balance here."
"Argiano’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino graces the palate with serious depth. An unusually big, rich wine for Argiano, the 2008 is concentrated, yet carries its weight with considerable grace. Tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol and savory herbs all add complexity on the structured finish. This is a rare 2008 Brunello that will require at least a few years in the cellar. The 2008 spent two years in barrel followed by a year in cement prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023."
The Wine Advocate
"This historic estate (recently sold to a group of Brazilian investors) offers a long perspective on the history of Brunello di Montalcino. Its latest release shows dark fruit extraction with smooth tones of espresso and spice at the back. Both the tannins and the acidity are well integrated and not invasive."
Smooth & Supple
Bought this for my boyfriend for our 5 year anniversary, he loved it.