E. Fuligni (Cottimelli)

Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.2408 ratings
9.291 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Hard to predict at this point how awesome this will get, but with an hr+ in the decanter it was sublime. Rich in scorched earth and dark red fruit, brooding layers of stony cocoa and espresso roast. Tight tannins frame the waves coming at you, this will get way better with time.

Hard to predict at this point how awesome this will get, but with an hr+ in the decanter it was sublime. Rich in scorched earth and dark red fruit, brooding layers of stony cocoa and espresso roast. Tight tannins frame the waves coming at you, this will get way better with time.

Jun 29th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Nice dark tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of black cherry, dried brush, some iron and some old wood. Nice mouth feel with fruit still present but slightly faded, matched with solid acidity and structure. Needed food as a compliment (homemade pasta and sauce) to show its best.

Nice dark tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of black cherry, dried brush, some iron and some old wood. Nice mouth feel with fruit still present but slightly faded, matched with solid acidity and structure. Needed food as a compliment (homemade pasta and sauce) to show its best.

Jan 21st, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Baked fruits and spices and showing more development then I would expect for 2007

Baked fruits and spices and showing more development then I would expect for 2007

May 1st, 2020
Paco Suro

What a great year. This was just a test. This is a 20+ year wine. Medium. Great structure. Good tannins. Smooth. If you only have a bottle or two then give it another year to check out. But my guess is at 15 this should be shinning.

What a great year. This was just a test. This is a 20+ year wine. Medium. Great structure. Good tannins. Smooth. If you only have a bottle or two then give it another year to check out. But my guess is at 15 this should be shinning.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Earthy, complex, structured and floral with intense aromas of violets, dried red roses and tobacco, bright acidity and structured tannins on the palate with notes of wild strawberries and red cherries and hints of savory herbs.

Earthy, complex, structured and floral with intense aromas of violets, dried red roses and tobacco, bright acidity and structured tannins on the palate with notes of wild strawberries and red cherries and hints of savory herbs.

Jul 28th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Brilliant ruby and appealing aromas of cherry, forest brush, leather, plum and anise. Ripe tannins, very elegant

Brilliant ruby and appealing aromas of cherry, forest brush, leather, plum and anise. Ripe tannins, very elegant

Mar 11th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tawny and murky. Nice scents in the nose. Notes of black cherry, violets, smoked meat and herbs. Great balance in the mouth. At peak and drinking well.

Tawny and murky. Nice scents in the nose. Notes of black cherry, violets, smoked meat and herbs. Great balance in the mouth. At peak and drinking well.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Opaque, dark tawny. Tight nose at first but opens with air. Notes of black cherry, earth, a little coffee and some floral. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Not super exciting but shows qualities of a well made wine.

Opaque, dark tawny. Tight nose at first but opens with air. Notes of black cherry, earth, a little coffee and some floral. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Not super exciting but shows qualities of a well made wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2019
Daron Watson

As Always...A Bright Red Jewel

As Always...A Bright Red Jewel

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Black fruit, violet, some earth / generous lift of acidity and refined tannins

Black fruit, violet, some earth / generous lift of acidity and refined tannins

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2019