This wine represents a textbook hue and makes a big impact on the nose with aromas of cherry and redcurrant fruit, medicinal herbs, delicate floral hints of wild rose, earthiness, a little licorice and refreshing balsam. The palate is elegant in style and exceedingly well balanced, with everything in place and no flaws or forcing. The tannins are already resolved and perfectly complement the acidity taking the wine through to a very stylish finish.
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino saturates the palate with deep layers of fruit. This is a fabulous, highly expressive Brunello with virtually no hard edges and superb overall balance. It is one of the more approachable young wines I have ever tasted from this historic Montalcino estate. I imagine the 2007 will enjoy a broad window of drinkability beginning nearly upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"Licorice, ripe fruit, ginger, lemon zest, crushed stone, cassis and wild berry notes are bold, but in the mouth the wine is lean and compact, with a particularly bright and fresh feel in the mouth. There’s even a menthol note at the very end."
"Bright medium red. Subdued but sexy aromas of cherry, dried flowers and truffley underbrush. Silky, suave and rich, with lovely red fruit intensity. This youthful midweight is surprisingly approachable now owing to its sweetness and fine grain but has the balance and stuffing to age gracefully. Finishes with suave tannins and noteworthy persistence."
International Wine Cellar