La Fiorita

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1128 ratings
9.020 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Opulent and sexy with underlying structure and fine fruit. Pure expression of Fiorita and drinking beautifully at present.

Opulent and sexy with underlying structure and fine fruit. Pure expression of Fiorita and drinking beautifully at present.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
John Needham CSW

Smoke, Cherry, Leather. Really a nice Brunello!

Smoke, Cherry, Leather. Really a nice Brunello!

Mar 23rd, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.9

Well made, but they seem sadly lost these days... Where are they heading? Way better on release.

Well made, but they seem sadly lost these days... Where are they heading? Way better on release.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

With the Christmas beast.

With the Christmas beast.

Dec 26th, 2015
Graham Tatomer

Owner/Winemaker Tatomer Wines

9.0

In a good spot, but has some life ahead. Good floral notes. I drank it with a steak.

In a good spot, but has some life ahead. Good floral notes. I drank it with a steak.

Sep 21st, 2015
Stephen Bonner

Nice bridge style between new and traditional. Mouth filling, good tannins, layers of strawberry, plum, tobacco leaf, and tea. Complex.

Nice bridge style between new and traditional. Mouth filling, good tannins, layers of strawberry, plum, tobacco leaf, and tea. Complex.

May 14th, 2015
Brandon Thomas

2009 vintage. Current release.

2009 vintage. Current release.

Jan 21st, 2015
Jay Kline

Popped and poured through a Soirée. This was firing on all cylinders right from the get go. Beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and crushed red raspberries and tea. Had that ethereal thing going that's found in the more honest BdM's. Tannins have softened considerably since my last bottle which makes me wonder if there could be some bottle variation. This was delicious with pasta all'arrabbiata. After about three hours, however, it fell off a cliff. It became really disjointed and started to smell a bit like varnish. The next day didn't yield any better results. This bottle was clearly on the decline. I'll try another bottle soon and see if it's the same experience. My advice, zero decant and enjoy with a meal in the near term.

Popped and poured through a Soirée. This was firing on all cylinders right from the get go. Beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and crushed red raspberries and tea. Had that ethereal thing going that's found in the more honest BdM's. Tannins have softened considerably since my last bottle which makes me wonder if there could be some bottle variation. This was delicious with pasta all'arrabbiata. After about three hours, however, it fell off a cliff. It became really disjointed and started to smell a bit like varnish. The next day didn't yield any better results. This bottle was clearly on the decline. I'll try another bottle soon and see if it's the same experience. My advice, zero decant and enjoy with a meal in the near term.

Nov 8th, 2014
Graham Tatomer

Owner/Winemaker Tatomer Wines

9.0

In a great place right now.

In a great place right now.

Mar 15th, 2014
Steph Hill

Dark fruit. Delicious.

Dark fruit. Delicious.

Oct 22nd, 2017