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2010 Valdicava - Brunello di Montalcino

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 93 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    Sangiovese
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SKU: 70558-2010-750-2A
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom It's full body, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal. Better in 2016.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Effusive aromas of incense, green olive, sweet strawberry and cherry, licorice and leather mark this structured version. The tannins are on the beefy side, but this finishes long, with enough fruit and spice for balance. Best from 2018 through 2032. 5,500 cases made.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The gamy 2010 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of presenting intensity and elegance all in the same delicious package. That's not easy to do and the excellent 2010 fruit plays a big role in achieving this goal. The wine offers a long succession of aromas that span from ripe fruit, to smoked meat, to grilled herb and soft spice. Delicate tones of licorice, cola and anise seed add life and energy. The list goes on. The wine's mouthfeel is best characterized by softness and structure, a two-fold approach that gives high hopes for the long aging potential of this wine. Valdicava's Brunello will appeal to those who love earthy and leathery notes in their Brunello.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • Self | Rating: 96

    beautiful nose licorice and cherry and herbs. Big dry tannins, , medium finish lingers nicely. Evolving nicely.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2030
    Author: flwine
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Excellent. Young. Needs probably 5 years.
    Author: Peter B
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Young still but phenomenal food wine. Balanced with long finish. Shining example of this amazing 2010 vintage.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Bregan

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

  • 2059 bottles owned
  • 198 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 198 collectors)