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.
"Dark cherry and raspberry aromas follow
through to a full body, with loads of chewy
tannins and rich fruit. The fruit concentration
is impressive, yet this is balanced and in form."
"Barbi's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino opens
with scents of tobacco, underbrush and spices
that lead to dark red cherries on the palate.
Though medium in body, the wine reveals surprising
depth and finessed tannins that give it
a terrific sense of proportion."
The Wine Advocate