Complex, compelling, beautifully plummy and polished, with blockbuster structure complemented by the estate's hallmark elegance; unfolding layer after layer of goudron, berry fruit, tobacco, violets, vanilla.
Decant beforehand & pair with structured, rich, important dishes.
"Aromas of meat, fresh porcini and raisin. Full-bodied, with a velvety texture and a long, caressing finish. With air, this delivers loads of super-ripe fruit and opulent, decadent character. Spice rack.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2011. 4,400 cases made. "
"Intense dark garnet. An enticing medley of aromas includes sweet pipe tobacco, anise, white pepper and mint. Ripe plum and pure cherry flavors are enveloped by mouthcoating gauzy tannins, with a note of licorice adding complexity to the substantial finish. This glossy, racy wine is a compelling example of Brunello."
International Wine Cellar