A little overextracted relative to my previous bottles. Still, full of life with great fruit, layers of flavors, including cedar, indian spice, and some leather and dark cherries. Accessible even prior to decanting.
At a lovely Casanova di Neri wine tasting in Singapore. Modest aroma, age and dryness coming through. Dark inky color. Modest brunello burst, sweet plums and slight tang but more subdued then other years. Finish is dry, barnyard, lingering.
I almost always plan and decant, but today this was a last-minute rush resulting in a pop-n-pour. Sweetish cherry all over the palate, definitely a modern-styled BdM, but very agreeable. I see a lot of slams here for over extraction, but I enjoyed this very much.
Unlike some of the other commenters, my bottle was beautiful. Distinctive, but typical of Brunello di Montalcina. Not mature by any means, but mello and full of flavor. Decanted for an hour and half before tasting. Second half of the bottle will be consumed tonight. Only sorry I only purchased a single bottle from K&L (due to the uneven comments I read before purchasing).
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