Bright, dark red. Spicy red berries, cherry and a flinty nuance on the nose. Then silky, supple and sweet with chewy black and red cherry flavors. Not especially fleshy but offers an attractive restrained sweetness and finishes with rather soft tannins and good length. Perfect for sirloin steak, grilled, roasted or stewed red meats.
"Opens with dark concentration and syrupy aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry preserves and cassis concentrate. The wine is soft, plump and chewy, with a smooth, thick quality to its texture that makes it a natural pairing partner to red meat."
"Aromas of dark berries and flowers, with hints of rose petal or lilac. Full-bodied, with super silky and racy tannins and a lingering finish of dried mushrooms, fruit and berries."
"A tightly wound, mineral-laced red, with a savory edge to its cherry and strawberry flavors. A lighter style, yet intense and complex. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2030."
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino shows good freshness and plenty of energy in its delineated fruit. This mid-weight Brunello offers fine overall balance, but the sheer excitement that was once common here is still missing. Freshly cut flowers, mint and spices add complexity on the medium-bodied finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
The Wine Advocate