The wine has a deep ruby red color.
Ample and inviting on the nose. The spices of the oak enhance the varietal fruit of plum and violet.
Excellent structure on the palate, with powerful but delicate tannins. Rich in complex and inviting nuances typical of a great vintage. Very pleasant aftertaste.
"The estate's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous for its clarity, elegance and precision. Medium in body, the wine reveals ripe red cherries, mint, minerals, tobacco and licorice in a taut, medium-bodied style. Today the Brunello is fairly tightly wound, but it should be a beauty once the tannins soften somewhat. This is a wine of grace, purity and superb balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024. "
The Wine Advocate
"Under this wine's scents of dark herbs and roses, there's some initial reduction that needs air to relent. Beyond that lies a fresh and mouthwatering wine, with gentle tannins and potent black fruitâ€”until you come back later, when the tannins seem potent and the fruit more accommodating. Either way, the textural weave melds the wine into a harmonious whole, needing age to show its best. To cellar four years or more."
Wine & Spirits
"Love the fresh mushroom, dried dark fruits and cedar aromas that follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a tangy finish. The acidity is a little aggressive but it's very Brunello in character. No reason to wait."