The delicate pink juice of the tiny, nearly black-skinned Brunello grape yields a dark, purple-red wine which is characterized by extraordinary concentration, elevated acidity and enormous tannic extract. The wine is typically closed and quite austere when young, often backward and unapproachable. Generally considered to be young at ten years in an average vintage, Brunello di Montalcino's proponents contend that the best vintages can easily surpass a century and still remain in their prime.
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals gorgeous depth, richness and density in its dark red fruit, tobacco and licorice. Sweet floral notes ring out on the long, refined finish. This is a medium-bodied style of Brunello that can be enjoyed now or cellared for those who prefer the more tertiary aromas and flavors that will develop in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
The Wine Advocate
"Tenute Silvio Nardi offers a subdued and elegant interpretation of Brunello with classic aromas of ripe berry, plums, black cherry, spice and lingering minerality. The feel in the mouth is streamlined and tight and this well-focused wine promises to pair with handmade pasta and gnocchi. "