Clear medium red with strong brown and orange hues. A nose of wood, barnyard and leather. To taste, the wine is very smooth with well integrated tannins. A medium body with a layered and complex palate of old oak and subtle red fruits.
Reminds me of a vintage Rioja. Very elegant verses some of the big Italians. All about the subtely rather than power. Highly acidic.
Showed serious fade both in colour and taste reminiscent of a 20-30 year old wine. I cannot believe this is only a 2006 as could easily pass as a 1996 or older.
Tasted blind as part of WSET Level 3 wine class. Light garnet in colour. Pronounced nose led by cedar, game, savoury and barnyard along with sour red cherry, stewed fruits, dill, mint, tobacco, nutmeg, medicinal and charred wood. High acidity and tannins. Medium plus body. Red and black cherry on the palate with earth, tomato, nutmeg, tobacco and cedar. Very good wine.
Tasted this at a B-21 event this afternoon. By far my #1 Brunello at the tasting. Shows a gorgeous nose that is full of floral scents and hints of cherry and spice. Medium-to-full bodied and bursting with ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry flavor. Layered and complex, the spicy finish lingers on for minutes. Impeccably balanced, with beautifully integrated tannins. A magnificent Brunello that is ready to drink now. 95+ 50+5+14+17+9=95