2001 Valdicava - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

IWC 91   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

Saturated medium ruby; atypically dark for sangiovese. Aromas of dark berries, bitter chocolate, gunflint and meat. Large-scaled, fat and sweet, offering a blast of blackberry flavor. This is almost too big for the mouth, but manages to avoid heaviness. Offers good vinosity, but still comes across as a bit youthfully musclebound today. Very impressive wine, but I never would have guessed it was Brunello. (Vinifera Imports, Ronkonkoma, NY)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 127

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/01/2012
Drink Dates:
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Rating: 98
Author: Eddie
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Rating: 95
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/23/2010

Rating: 94
Author: toonus
Tasted On: 10/24/2010

Rating: 93
Author: Fabroni
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/06/2014

Average rating: 91, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

3961 bottles owned by 890 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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