Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.386 ratings
9.322 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
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
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
Ben Spicer

From Magnum

From Magnum

Feb 10th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Powerful, dark fruits, leather, balsamic , tannins high, acid in point. Well structured wine...outstanding.

Powerful, dark fruits, leather, balsamic , tannins high, acid in point. Well structured wine...outstanding.

Dec 24th, 2017
Shelley Lindgren

Owner/Wine Director A16 and SPQR Restaurants

10

A gift from Vincenzo & Sofia Abbruzzese from our reunion from Sofia's summer 2016 with us. Enjoying tonight and send the perfect moment for aromatics. Perfect Queen Anne cherries, sage, basil and iron. Love so much.

A gift from Vincenzo & Sofia Abbruzzese from our reunion from Sofia's summer 2016 with us. Enjoying tonight and send the perfect moment for aromatics. Perfect Queen Anne cherries, sage, basil and iron. Love so much.

Apr 21st, 2017
Martin G Rivard

This is the sleeper of the night. Opened it to say hello but I'd definitely said goodbye to us and shut the door in our face. We revisited 3 hours later and there was a welcome Mat on the front Palate which stated "Welcome!".
Absolutely insane. Its transformation was insane. Beautifully integrated. The nose of the Night was a toss up between this and another. Incredibly earthy, leather, dark fruit & what a finish it was. Lance Armstrong didn't have this much stamina. Front, Mid & Back Palate . This is firing on all cylinders & we continuously revisited this one through the entire night.
Incredible, simply incredible. Thank you for sharing such a great bottle with us. IOU one!

This is the sleeper of the night. Opened it to say hello but I'd definitely said goodbye to us and shut the door in our face. We revisited 3 hours later and there was a welcome Mat on the front Palate which stated "Welcome!".
Absolutely insane. Its transformation was insane. Beautifully integrated. The nose of the Night was a toss up between this and another. Incredibly earthy, leather, dark fruit & what a finish it was. Lance Armstrong didn't have this much stamina. Front, Mid & Back Palate . This is firing on all cylinders & we continuously revisited this one through the entire night.
Incredible, simply incredible. Thank you for sharing such a great bottle with us. IOU one!

Nov 4th, 2016
Amy Huson

Everything I want a Brunello to be and more! Savory, acidic, the tannins have mellowed some but this will age for many more years to come.

Everything I want a Brunello to be and more! Savory, acidic, the tannins have mellowed some but this will age for many more years to come.

Apr 19th, 2016
Joe Campanale

Beverage Director/Partner dell’anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and L’Apicio

9.5

Really excellent. I was afraid it would be too young but this bottle is extraordinary. Meaty, leathery, dusty and just enough black cherry fruit to make it delicious

Really excellent. I was afraid it would be too young but this bottle is extraordinary. Meaty, leathery, dusty and just enough black cherry fruit to make it delicious

Sep 3rd, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Hint of #brett on the nose, moderately astringent, all-in-all not bad, but certainly not worth the sky high price tag.

Hint of #brett on the nose, moderately astringent, all-in-all not bad, but certainly not worth the sky high price tag.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Jesse Smith

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Dec 21st, 2014