A tight, linear style, elegant and supported by firm, dusty tannins. Cherry, molasses and tobacco notes are savory, while the chewy texture persists through the finish.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89
Bright medium red. Aromatic nose melds cherry, raspberry, wild herbs and menthol. A floral, silky, nicely perfumed midweight, with a juicy delicacy to its fruit and floral flavors. With its rather easygoing structure, this will give early pleasure. Turned a bit dry with time in the glass.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2011
Concentrated ruby with orange tinges. Complex, oaky nose. Peppery. Slow to open up. Sweet fruit. Elegant palate closes up again. Good balance, just needs more time. (WS)
Author: Walter Speller
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty, mid-weight offering graced with crushed flowers, dried cherries, spices and sweet herbs. Menthol, licorice and roses add complexity on the high-toned, feminine finish. Already pretty approachable, the estate's 2006 Brunello looks to be an excellent choice for near and mid-term drinking. The Brunello spent 36 months in large Slavonian and French oak casks.