Garnet red, intense and brilliant, with light orange hints. penetrating bouquet, very full and varied,reminiscent of wild berries, spices and vanilla. dry, warm, well-balanced in its austerity, broad and persistent.
Pair with roasts, grilled, spit-roast and braised meats.
"Big and voluptuous Brunello. Aromas of plums, berries and wet earth, following through to a full body with velvety tannins and a sumptuous finish. Soft and cuddly wine."
"This excellent estate has turned out two large-scaled, tannic, backward Brunellos that appear to be among the more concentrated wines of the vintage. The 1990 Brunello di Montalcino La Casa is one of the few opaque, saturated-colored Brunellos of the vintage. The nose offers up intense aromas of ripe berries, tobacco-tinged, leathery, smoky, roasted herbs, and grilled meat. There is huge flavor extraction, massive tannin, extraordinary density and richness, and a monster finish. This wine is considerably thicker and richer than the Brunello di Montalcino (green label) bottling, and in need of 5-7 years of cellaring. This is an outstanding example of this excellent vintage, but do not expect the tannin to completely melt away."
The Wine Advocate