La Magia

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.099 ratings
9.015 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
Tom Casagrande

I love this wine. So fragrant, with crushed minerally gravel and ripe but tart cherry, and resiny spice. A bit broader and more savory in the mouth than the nose would suggest, but still in total equilibrium. Full, but with enough acidity to enliven it. Perfect accompaniment to Peposo (look it up).

I love this wine. So fragrant, with crushed minerally gravel and ripe but tart cherry, and resiny spice. A bit broader and more savory in the mouth than the nose would suggest, but still in total equilibrium. Full, but with enough acidity to enliven it. Perfect accompaniment to Peposo (look it up).

Oct 13th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Restrained nose of sour cherry, spice and mineral. Some fresh rain. Floral as well. Very fragrant. Palate is super fresh with lovely purity and density. Lovely mouth coating tannins that are finely threaded and super present but never intrusive. Very elegant and fine. Like in a Margaux style.

Restrained nose of sour cherry, spice and mineral. Some fresh rain. Floral as well. Very fragrant. Palate is super fresh with lovely purity and density. Lovely mouth coating tannins that are finely threaded and super present but never intrusive. Very elegant and fine. Like in a Margaux style.

Mar 18th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Family party, so truncated notes. A lively, fresher take on Brunello, but not at all skimping on richness and length. Love this.

Family party, so truncated notes. A lively, fresher take on Brunello, but not at all skimping on richness and length. Love this.

Dec 30th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Utterly classic Brunello. You’ll have to get dark Cabernello from other places. Not me. I only work with 3 Brunello and each one is more classic than the next. Anyway. Gorgeous and precise nose. Ver y lifted and pure. Amazing essence of ripe cherries. Killer. Like a perfume. Palate is like a laser. So focused with gorgeous puffy cloud-like tannins and lovely sweet and deep cherry fruit. Long finish with some unresolved tannin that will integrate with age.

Utterly classic Brunello. You’ll have to get dark Cabernello from other places. Not me. I only work with 3 Brunello and each one is more classic than the next. Anyway. Gorgeous and precise nose. Ver y lifted and pure. Amazing essence of ripe cherries. Killer. Like a perfume. Palate is like a laser. So focused with gorgeous puffy cloud-like tannins and lovely sweet and deep cherry fruit. Long finish with some unresolved tannin that will integrate with age.

Jan 10th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.7

Doubtlessly, this one carries great fruit, but that's still hidden beneath a wall of toasty oak, and I don't think it'll ever recover from its elevage. It feels very much "made" in the cellar. Good wine, but boring.

Doubtlessly, this one carries great fruit, but that's still hidden beneath a wall of toasty oak, and I don't think it'll ever recover from its elevage. It feels very much "made" in the cellar. Good wine, but boring.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2015
Sarah Bray

Perfetto pairing for our Thanksgiving spread: red cherries, black pepper, hint of leather. Medium body and medium plus tannin. 2008 is drinking beautifully. #brunello #sangiovese #thanksgiving

Perfetto pairing for our Thanksgiving spread: red cherries, black pepper, hint of leather. Medium body and medium plus tannin. 2008 is drinking beautifully. #brunello #sangiovese #thanksgiving

Nov 26th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Great Brunello! Delicious dried fruit and opulent red berries. Lingering tannins are satisfying. Yum.

Great Brunello! Delicious dried fruit and opulent red berries. Lingering tannins are satisfying. Yum.

Apr 14th, 2015
Jordana Giovannoni

Though not always excited by La Magia the '99 was delish and on point. A more modern style Brunello.

Though not always excited by La Magia the '99 was delish and on point. A more modern style Brunello.

May 26th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

Первый аромат чисто ягодный, ежевика, черника. Во втором носе добавляется яркая гвоздика и другие пряности, пряные травы. Тело довольно плотное, многовато дубовых тонов во вкусе. Танины суховатые. Аромат много лучше вкуса. 15.5/20 (86/100)

Первый аромат чисто ягодный, ежевика, черника. Во втором носе добавляется яркая гвоздика и другие пряности, пряные травы. Тело довольно плотное, многовато дубовых тонов во вкусе. Танины суховатые. Аромат много лучше вкуса. 15.5/20 (86/100)

Feb 22nd, 2014
Jean-Philip Journeault

2013

Apr 26th, 2019