#24 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Intense and deep ruby red. On the nose, the wine is ehereal, deep, well balanced, and persistent with fruity and spicy notes. Elegant, soft, round and velvety in the mouth.
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is beautiful. A large-scaled, opulent wine, the 2007 captures the personality of the vintage while retaining fabulous balance and proportion. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, spices and new leather build effortlessly to the huge, palate staining finish. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
The Wine Advocate
"Lots of dried fruits here, almost raisins, with hints of flowers. Full body, with chewy and round tannins and juicy fruit. Intense finish. Muscular. Need two or three years for the tannins to soften. Made from biodynamic grapes."
"Deep, bright red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, dark berries, cocoa powder and leather. Juicy, bright and primary, with serious density and a solid spine of acids and tannins giving thrust to the powerful dark fruit flavors. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and terrific building length and lift. This really grabs the palate and won't let go. An eminently ageworthy 2007.
International Wine Cellar
"Smoky overtones of barbecue and pipe tobacco fill in the background and provide a platform for all the busy cherry and ripe berry notes presented at the front of the nose. Dark, thick, inky concentration. It’s a big, bold style with loads of savory spice, black pepper and smoked bacon. Drink after 2015."