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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2004
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino (375ML half-bottle) 2004
(search item no. 107658)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A lively rich ruby hue announces an equally appealing complexity in the bouquet, which has the classic essences of red berries, complemented by delicate nuances of oak and licorice. On the palate this wine is warm, and ample; showing a well integrated balance of tannins and acidity, a great structure and a long persistent finish. This Brunello reveals great elegance.
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About Fattoria dei Barbi:

Takes its name from the free-spirited gentleman named Bruscone who lived in the woods of the Barbi Estate. Patented system of vinification, based on the Tuscan tradition of “May Wines.” A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangiovese grapes that rest for 3 months with their pomace. One of the first “Super-Tuscan’s.” Fattoria dei Barbi is "The" reference for Brunello in Montalcino. Barbi's approach of using tradition to anchor contemporary expressions of wine continues to position Barbi as a leading producer in Brunello. The Colombini family is one of the most influential of the region and have been an integral part in writing the history of Brunello. Fattoria dei Barbi's commitment to innovation and quality have lead to many "firsts."