Tenuta la Fuga Brunello di Montalcino 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 125996
  • red wine
  • JS93
  • RP92
  • ST92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP92
  • W&S91
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

The wine shows intense red berry aromas with leather and incense notes. On the palate, clean, juicy, herb-inflected flavors take over before robust, polished tannins on the long finish.

This wine pairs well with beef and lamb, venison, boar, game birds and hard aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"A beautiful nose of dried berries and milk chocolate follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a chewy finish. I would leave it for two or three years still. Beautiful balance."
93 Points

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with the essence of black cherries, smoke, tar, licorice, French oak and violets. This dark, sensual Brunello possesses gorgeous inner perfume and an open, textured personality that makes it quite enjoyable even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022."
92 Points

"Good full, deep red. Complex, expressive nose offers blackberry, black raspberry, sassafras, cola, earth, licorice, mocha and minerals. Sweet, pliant and rich, but with very good energy and an impression of strong extract to the flavors of red fruits and spices. Boasts very good density and volume but excellent definition as well. Finishes long and subtle, with firm tannins and heady aromatic lift. This wine tightened up with air, suggesting that it really should be cellared."
92 Points

"This rich, spicy red delivers cherry, plum, tobacco and woodsy underbrush notes on a grainy base of tannins. Round and approachable, despite the firm structure. Best from 2014 through 2030."
90 Points

"Jammy, mature notes of dark cherry and blackberry preserves open the nose of this richly opulent Brunello. Background tones include polished mineral and sweet Christmas spice with lingering accents of black pepper and crushed clove."
90 Points

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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