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2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 70558-2004

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($120) Deep red-ruby. Black fruits and licorice on the nose. Rich but chunky-even a bit youthfully stunted-with deep, fat dark fruit flavors in need of more lift and definition. Finishes with substantial, slightly drying tannins. Aeration brought more sweetness to the dark berry flavors along with notes of chocolate and leather. A serious mouthful of red wine but a bit anonymous as Brunello. (Vinifera Imports, Ronkonkoma, NY)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. 5,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a core of ripe dark fruit as this powerful yet elegant Brunello opens up in the glass. Smoke, cured meats, earthiness and graphite develop in the glass, adding further complexity. Sweet roses and spices linger on the long, refined finish. This is a big, structured Brunello, and like all of Abbruzzese's wines, it needs at least a few years of bottle age before it offers its finest drinking.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: TCL
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: flwine
  • Self | Rating:

    Excellent....order again
    Author: Super V
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Yum! Wonderfully constructed, beautiful wine. Inherent complexity and fruit a bit behind the best Brunello examples. Ready to go now, but will certainly hold.
    Author: afikes

The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1785 bottles owned
  • 193 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 193 collectors)