A stella is born: The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino offers abundant proof that this is, hands down, the most promising estate in Montalcino. I'm not sure how she does it. This beautiful Brunello offers a flawless sense of finesse and balance with an intricate corniche of dried flowers, currants, tar and licorice. The focus is impeccable and so is the polished, but firm nature of the mouthfeel. Among all the 2009 Brunellos, this is my favorite wine. Drink: 2017-2030.
Drink Dates: 2017-2030
Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Deep, bright red. Crushed raspberry, candied red cherry, sweet spices and violet on the perfumed nose. Densely packed Brunello with terrific floral lift to its sharply delineated dark red cherry and red berry flavors. For all its richness and flesh, it also conveys great energy and class. Finishes with big but noble tannins and outstanding vibrating persistence. Should turn out to be one of the best wines of the vintage.