($155) Bright red-ruby. Bright red-ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of smoky dark fruits. Sweet, juicy and densely packed, with excellent vinosity to the strong fruit flavors of strawberry, cherry and red berries. Lush and concentrated, with solid underlying structure. This expands in the mouth and builds impressively toward the back, throwing off notes of graphite and earth. May well merit an even higher score with four or five years of bottle aging. (Vias Imports, New York, NY)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Fantastic aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice and lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity, balanced finish. 800 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
Powerful and authoritative, Salvioni's deeply-colored 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is unquestionably one of the vintage's top wines. It displays a tightly wound core of sweet dark fruit, marrying notable concentration with classic structure on a frame of great expansiveness and length. The 2001 Brunello saw a full four years of cask, considered long by today's standards, yet it boasts incredible freshness, richness and vibrancy. This magical, unique Brunello of exquisite pedigree will be at its best in another few years and it should offer rewarding drinking to at least age 20. A great effort.