Dense, concentrated wild cherry fruit leads into aromatic impressions of violet, spice, walnut and tea in this full-bodied, single-vineyard wine of firm yet sweetly ripe tannic presence and firm, slightly austere acidic underpinning. The wine's underlying structure promises potential for extended aging.
"This impressive vineyard designate Brunello delivers buoyant
tones of cherry cola, mesquite and balsam notes. There’s
a direct and immediate nature to the aromas, followed by
bright acidity and silky tannins that leave a lasting impression.
This is a very beautiful wine that would pair with meats
and oven-roasted pasta dishes."
"Emerges from the glass with a soft,
expansive core of fruit, caressing the
palate with dark red fruit, sweet spices
and flowers. The wine's inner perfume
becomes more expressive with air,
yet this too looks to be a Brunello best
suited to mid-term drinking. In 2005 the
Manachiara isn't quite the powerhouse it
is in most vintages, but it compensates for
that with its beautiful sense of harmony."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright red with a hint of brick. Drop-dead
gorgeous nose offers a smorgasbord of
pristine, perfumed sangiovese aromas:
redcurrant, red cherry, licorice, black
tea leaf and minerals. Then quite juicy
in the mouth, with redcurrant, tobacco
and herb flavors nicely firmed by sound
acidity. Finishes with fairly sweet, fine
tannins and very good length. A classic
Manachiara and a very accurate rendition
of the 2005 style of Brunello: perfumed
rather than powerful."
International Wine Cellar