(2006 Vintage) The Brunello di Montalcino is produced only with grapes coming from the oldest vineyards. Its color is intense ruby and the aromas are of mature fruits, sustained in the palate by great complexity. The tannins are noteworthy, silky and oily, persistent. A wine of optimal equilibrium, elegance and complexity, it will increase its bouquet after a moderate time in bottle.
Wine Spectator 93 Points Very ripe and powerful, with ripe plum, fresh porcini and cinnamon. Full-bodied and powerful, with loads of fruit and powerful tannins. This has structure for the vintage. It's tight and closed right now. Best after 2010. 1,050 cases made. -JS Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 92 Points The estate's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a big wine bursting with dark fruit. It remains a powerful, dense Brunello dominated by primary aromas and flavors, although occasionally notes of licorice, leather and spices emerge, hinting at the wine's complexity. The oak is beautifully balanced, and all the wine needs is another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. International Wine Cellar 92 Points Dark, bright red. Rather tight but pure nose hints at raspberry, flowers and minerals. Pliant, perfumed and sweet in the mouth, conveying an impression of flesh without weight. Quite dry and classic but also rich and broad, boasting excellent definition and finishing with terrific structure, verve and grip. This maintained its vinosity for a good three days in the recorked bottle. Lovely traditional Brunello.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/19/2012
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/19/2011