Earth and leather. Earth and leather. It was even a little funky, but still had big, round, smooth fruit that filled the middle and end. A lot of Brunello are great, but difficult to identify. This one had a unique signature.
Already showing considerable bricking. With several hours of slo-ox, it shows a cherries, earth, leather and a gamey character on the nose. On the taste, it's lighter bodied than expected -- showing older than it is. But nice dark cherries, with leather and chocolate notes. Very enjoyable, ready to drink.
A fantastic dinner companion and even better than the fantastic 2005 and 2006 (though it doesn't quite coat the mouth the way the '06 did), this is now stepping into its drinking window with deep, fruit-driven backbone and harmony. Worked well with kale walnut risoto and pan-browned sausages.
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