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2007 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Sangiovese

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SKU: 45393-2007-750

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$450.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (13.5% alcohol): Bright red. Expressive aromas of ripe red cherry, strawberry juice, marzipan and minerals. Then sweet, suave and round, with fleshy flavors of red cherry and raspberry jam given clarity and cut by bright, harmonious acids. Finishes ample and sweet but a little clenched, with a whiff of alcoholic heat and slightly tough tannins. This will need at least a decade in the cellar to smooth out completely. An outstanding wine, but right now the mesmerizingly pure 2008 normale is the more balanced and complex wine.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    An elegant style, boasting red berry, cherry, floral and wild herb aromas and flavors. Lean and firm, almost ethereal, riding the racy profile to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. A wine of finesse.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The estate's flagship Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is terrific in 2007. Rose petals, red cherries, flowers and spices are all layered together. This isn's a huge wine, but rather a Brunello of elegance, refinement and pure finesse. The 2007 is a total infant of a wine, but one that holds quite a bit of promise for the future. There is plenty of vintage 2007 radiance, but it would be a shame to open a bottle before its tenth birthday, and that is likely to be on the optimistic side. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The estate's flagship Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is terrific in 2007. Rose petals, red cherries, flowers and spices are all layered together. This isn't a huge wine, but rather a Brunello of elegance, refinement and pure finesse. The 2007 is a total infant of a wine, but one that holds quite a bit of promise for the future. There is plenty of vintage 2007 radiance, but it would be a shame to open a bottle before its tenth birthday, and that is likely to be on the optimistic side.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • The Biondi-Santi estate defined Tuscan wine culture in the 19th century, beginning with Clemente Biondi Santi. The terroir on the estate was uniquely acclimated to growing Sangiovese grapes, and Clemente perfected his techniques in his time on the estate. Before his death, he taught his nephew, Ferruccio Biondi Santi, everything he knew about crafting Sangiovese. This proved essential years later, when phylloxera wiped out many crops in the region. Biondi Santi used his knowledge of clones to isolate one that was phylloxera resistant.

    In the process, he created one of the most popular clones used today, and one that produces grapes which cellar far longer than Sangiovese of the past. He produced his first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino in 1888, and since then, this vintage has become one of the most iconic in Tuscany.

    Biondi Santi releases both an Annata, or normale bottling, and a Riserva bottling, making both only in good vintages and the latter only in great. While the Annata derives from vines between the ages of ten and 15 years, the Riserva derives from older vines between 25 and 80 years of age. Both the Annata and the Riserva undergo fermentation in traditional Slavonian oak for 18 days, followed by aging in large oak casks of 800 to 7,000 liters for a period of two to three years, and the Riserva is released six years after the harvest.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 353 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors