Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.3850 ratings
9.3166 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
Bob McDonald

Brief notes with the Christmas buzz happening. See previous notes from April 2021. This was a sensational Brunello from a good vintage. Has developed more leathery, smoky, earthy notes to go with the red fruited, menthol accented notes from previous tastings. An excellent accompaniment to Georgie’s puttanesca linguini. Sadly my last 2007.

Brief notes with the Christmas buzz happening. See previous notes from April 2021. This was a sensational Brunello from a good vintage. Has developed more leathery, smoky, earthy notes to go with the red fruited, menthol accented notes from previous tastings. An excellent accompaniment to Georgie’s puttanesca linguini. Sadly my last 2007.

Dec 20th, 2022
Elizabeth

Herbs and sweet spices on the nose, tertiary aromas on the palate, with good tannins and acidity to leave it kicking.
Nice mouthfeel.

Herbs and sweet spices on the nose, tertiary aromas on the palate, with good tannins and acidity to leave it kicking.
Nice mouthfeel.

Dec 2nd, 2022
Garen Staglin

Excellent fruit and finish. Great vintage.

Excellent fruit and finish. Great vintage.

Aug 9th, 2022
Mike R
9.4

Staying with the Italian theme and do enjoyable

Staying with the Italian theme and do enjoyable

Sep 5th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny color. Great Brunello nose. Notes of black fruit, dried brush, some dusty earth and some wood. Tannins integrated nicely and a well balanced delivery. In a great spot.

Dark tawny color. Great Brunello nose. Notes of black fruit, dried brush, some dusty earth and some wood. Tannins integrated nicely and a well balanced delivery. In a great spot.

Jul 6th, 2021
Bob McDonald

With Lamb Chops on Easter Sunday. Crimson with a tawny rim. Aromas of menthol and freshly turned earth together with McBarens Plumcake Pipe Tobacco - after a while Lavender. On the palate very savoury dry plum, cherry with a touch of licorice and tar. Medium bodied with fine persistent tannins. An excellent Brunello from a good vintage.

With Lamb Chops on Easter Sunday. Crimson with a tawny rim. Aromas of menthol and freshly turned earth together with McBarens Plumcake Pipe Tobacco - after a while Lavender. On the palate very savoury dry plum, cherry with a touch of licorice and tar. Medium bodied with fine persistent tannins. An excellent Brunello from a good vintage.

Apr 5th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Tar, earth, extremely tannic. Very drying.

Tar, earth, extremely tannic. Very drying.

Mar 25th, 2021
Chris McClellan

Amazing brunello...love this producer...dried red fruit/black fruits, savory, leather and cigar box. Came out of the gate with some VA and barnyard funk which made it fun as the structural elements all there..it blew away in time but overall just perfect. Paired with grandmas pizza!

Amazing brunello...love this producer...dried red fruit/black fruits, savory, leather and cigar box. Came out of the gate with some VA and barnyard funk which made it fun as the structural elements all there..it blew away in time but overall just perfect. Paired with grandmas pizza!

Oct 31st, 2020
Douglas Braun

2013 vintage red to bricking on the edges brown sugar, jammy fruit , earthy , mushrooms , out of 375 definitely at the end of the mushroom curve

2013 vintage red to bricking on the edges brown sugar, jammy fruit , earthy , mushrooms , out of 375 definitely at the end of the mushroom curve

Aug 2nd, 2020
David L

WHN virtual tasting. 07’ Valdicava, Brunello Montalcino. Medium garnet in color. Pull the cork three hours ahead of time. Decanted it for one hour. The nose is simply out of this world! Black licorice & dark berry aromas, with baked chocolate. On the palate, it is velvety, rich in blackberry, black cherry. You get tons of leather/tobacco running to the back of the palate. Juicy tannins, with a long finish. Drinking now. Cheers

WHN virtual tasting. 07’ Valdicava, Brunello Montalcino. Medium garnet in color. Pull the cork three hours ahead of time. Decanted it for one hour. The nose is simply out of this world! Black licorice & dark berry aromas, with baked chocolate. On the palate, it is velvety, rich in blackberry, black cherry. You get tons of leather/tobacco running to the back of the palate. Juicy tannins, with a long finish. Drinking now. Cheers

Jun 28th, 2020