Brownish in color with a wide brick rim.
Light nose of blueberries, raspberries, light oak, earth, wet leaves, blood, herbs, black pepper, iron, licorice and spices.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, licorice, light oak, earth, wet leaves, vegetables and black pepper.
Long finish with big tannins, yet fine, and tangy cranberries.
This is a nice surprise. This 16 year old is drinking very nicely now, and has at least 10 years in it.
Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. The nose is strong and smells like blood, which is interesting.
I loved the intensity of the mouthfeel, but I expected more complexity at this age.
Always interesting to try these kind of wines. Thank you Sean for sharing this with me.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14% alcohol by volume.
$50 (current vintage). — 10 days ago
Italy. Definitely one to have again. Delightful flavours. — 5 days ago
2nd bottle crushed dry med weight savory & saline — reminds me of non bot. chenin — a month ago
This developed nicely over the course of several hours. Tight, with tremendous acidity, it ultimately shows tart, macerated cherry, leather, cracked stone-laced gravelly notes. Lean but intense. Great dinner Brunello. Should last and improve for at least another 5 years. — 6 days ago
Wonderful in every way. — 18 hours ago
Light but interesting; a Gary wine — 16 days ago
3rd Corner — 12 days ago
A rather vivid ruby red color with a wide brim upon opening. After an hour decant the nose displays classic Brunello notes of dried cherries, violets, and smoked tobacco. A bit beefy and meaty with more smoke and grilled meats also show. The plethora of eastern spices compliment the black tea.
Classic, old school Brunello. Can’t beat it. Not modern in its approach, this is more austere than many of the newer models. But that doesn’t mean it’s not inviting. Elegant gets thrown around far too often in wine but it’s appropriate here. Lush and ethereal with that certain something going on.
The fruit on the palate is still lovely and lively. Long, deep notes of cherries and plums. Sandalwood and roasted nuts to go with the cigar box. Leather and dusty earth to die for. Wonderful acidity on the long finish. This is still just a baby so keep waiting but it’s so pretty right now. — 4 days ago
I incorrectly assumed that drinking it would give me all the abilities of a rabbit. Once I got past the disappointment, what I was left with was a decent blend that was sort of mellow and understated with low acidity. It seemed as though it was trying not to provoke me but that, in itself, set me off a bit. It was a B-level ambassador of a wine. — 18 days ago
Had fond memories of drinking this in Italy a few years ago. I wish i could find it in Ontario. — 25 days ago