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Date Printed: 8/2/2014
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2005
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2005
(search item no. 109199)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/2/2014: $44.99

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
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant and lively ruby red color. The bouquet opens with well focused hints of fruity fragrances, especially bitter cherry and raspberry. Its complex nose is enriched by spicy notes suggesting white pepper and clove. The palate melds its freshness nicely with the alcohol thanks to minerality and smooth tannins. An appealing finish offers delicate balsam and mint nuances. The greatest attraction of this Brunello is its pleasant drinkability.
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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."