Red

2006 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 16, 2016 - It's been a little more than 7 months since my prior bottle (Jan 2016) and this particular bottle seemed a little bit further along in the aging process. Not quite as vibrant or complex, but still showing quite well. Blackfruit and floral on the nose, but not nearly as intense as the prior bottle. Black raspberry and black cherry upfront with lots of depth still behind. Acidity based tart notes in the background and through the finish, adding the hints of redfruit. Leather, tar, licorice and good tannic structure on the finish. I'll probably try another bottle in the fall, just to make sure this isn't aging more quickly than I thought. In any case, it's drinking so well right now, no real compelling reason to delay.

  • zackmayo Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 14, 2016 - A good two hour decanting needed along with protein to get full benefit. But good structure, finish and fruit. The table of Italians loved it. I liked it.

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 29, 2016 - Very good. Strong tar and roses aromas reminded me of barolo and barbaresco. Also displayed licorice, worn leather, tart cherry, and oregano. Relatively light bodied given the aromatics; there's no mistaking this for barolo in the mouth. Tannins were right to my tastes; not too hard, not too soft. Would drink now.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 10, 2016 - A typical luscious BdM. Wine Spectator went ga ga over this stuff, rating it a 97 and saying it was highly recommended and the highest rated of the vintage. It was good but not quite that good. Price wasn't bad though, in line with other BdMs.

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  • Primordialsoup Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 27, 2016 - Really in a good spot. 3 hour decant. Paired with grilled lamb loin chops (with a garlic, rosemary, olive oil, balsamic marinade). Fantastic. First time pairing a Brunello with lamb. Will do again for sure.

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  • Report 31: Brunello di Montalcino, 6/12/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/8/2011 (link)

    (Rasa di Andrea Mantengoli, La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2006 Brunello: The Emperor’s New Clothes or Historic Vintage? (May 2011) (link)

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  • By Walter Speller
    2/17/2011 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2015 (link) 94 points

    (La Serena Brunello di Montalcino) Bricking dark red violet color; dried berry, licorice, sage nose; tasty, rich, dried berry, licorice, dried cherry, sage palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer La Serena
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
  • UPC Codes 8034013600119, 8034013600171

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,455 (76%)
  • Consumed 446 (23%)

Food Pairing

Bolognese, Braised Short Ribs, Pecorino Cheese, T-bone steak

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