COLOR: ruby red, tending to garnet red with ageing.
BOUQUET: penetrating, very full and varied, reminiscent
of wild berries.
FLAVOR: dry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate
and austere at the same time, persistent.
FOOD COMBINATION: roasts, grilled, spit-roast or braised
meats, game, ripe cheeses
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, mid-weight offering graced with crushed flowers, dried cherries, spices and sweet herbs. Menthol, licorice and roses add complexity on the high-toned, feminine finish. Already pretty approachable, the estate’s 2006 Brunello looks to be an excellent choice for near and mid-term drinking. The Brunello spent 36 months in large Slavonian and French oak casks. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"A tight, linear style, elegant and supported by firm, dusty tannins. Cherry, molasses and tobacco notes are savory, while the chewy texture persists through the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025. 5,000 cases imported."
"This Brunello shows very nice balance with sweet aromas of cherry, bright fruit, almond paste and Christmas spice. The wine plays the elegance card well with a mouthfeel that is tight and buoyant without being chewy or heavy."