Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.392 ratings
9.310 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
Stephen Solaka

Intense wine with ash, dark fruits and dry finish. Needs serious decant or cellar time.

Intense wine with ash, dark fruits and dry finish. Needs serious decant or cellar time.

Jun 12th, 2018
@mtpete

Much better day 2, this one's a monster

Much better day 2, this one's a monster

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2014
Vino Kaela

Transparent ruby with brick red hue. Nose has a bouquet of flowers and red fruit with pasture earth and tobacco spice. Palate is fresh and balanced with good structure and integrated tannins. Finish is long and dry.

Transparent ruby with brick red hue. Nose has a bouquet of flowers and red fruit with pasture earth and tobacco spice. Palate is fresh and balanced with good structure and integrated tannins. Finish is long and dry.

Oct 24th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Massive, a little underwhelmed by being overwhelmed.

Massive, a little underwhelmed by being overwhelmed.

May 12th, 2016
Darren Guillaume

This 2006 still needed decanting to open up. The tannins are silky and the fruit jumps out on the palate. It brought back memories of how the best wines of Saint-Emilion present themselves in tannic structure and darkness of in color. But 100% Sangiovese on the nose. Old world at it's finest.

This 2006 still needed decanting to open up. The tannins are silky and the fruit jumps out on the palate. It brought back memories of how the best wines of Saint-Emilion present themselves in tannic structure and darkness of in color. But 100% Sangiovese on the nose. Old world at it's finest.

Aug 19th, 2015
Puerto Rico Wine News

Tasted from barrel at the property in Montalcino. 06 sings!

Tasted from barrel at the property in Montalcino. 06 sings!

May 23rd, 2013
Steven the Stone

Time Waits for no one (but it should)
Decant/take a nap/cook dinner/well, early is still great

Time Waits for no one (but it should)
Decant/take a nap/cook dinner/well, early is still great

Dec 10th, 2019
Jim Stehli

Great label, even better juice.

Great label, even better juice.

Oct 25th, 2019
Joe DAscoli

Classic valdicava. Good way to finish a week.

Classic valdicava. Good way to finish a week.

Mar 31st, 2019
Bob Lieber

Deep cherry/plum flavors with hints of leather, cumin and other spices. Very tight. This has years of life ahead, and is so dense that I’ll wait another few years to try again.

Deep cherry/plum flavors with hints of leather, cumin and other spices. Very tight. This has years of life ahead, and is so dense that I’ll wait another few years to try again.

Feb 7th, 2019