Drank my last bottle of 2001 tonight and immediately order 6 bottles of the 2010 for delivery in the fall. This is a very good Brunello with nice tannins, great cherries in the back with mushrooms...good acidity. I met Siro Pacenti in a restaurant in San Angelo en Colle...what a gentleman!
Decanted for 20 minutes before serving. Served on Xmas eve with pork ribs and cornbread (I know this is not a traditional pairing, but my family is in town and I wanted to try this bottle). Wonderful example of an aged Brunelo. Nice cherry flavor with nicely intervoven tannins. Paired surprisingly well with BBQ ribs.
Continue to taste for 2 hours post dinner. Enjoyable even post food, but after about 90 minutes, lost the fruit and became a bit flat.
Still on the youngish side, and slow to evolve, but pretty fascinating as it does. Surprisingly on the red side of the fruit scale, with good acidity. A little heat on the finish here and there (though none aromatically). Good stuff on the overall. Should be good for at least the next 5-7 years.
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