Brunello tasting at Espen's

Tasted April 5, 2013 by asheio with 306 views

Introduction

Three Rosso's - then three Brunellos

Flight 1 (3 notes)

Red
2010 Il Poggione (Propriet√° Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino
85 points
Ruby color. Cherries, candy and meat on the nose, quite raw. Quite light body, smooth and a bit vegetable style. Dry, with a good amount of tannins. Very young now.
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Red
2009 Campi di Fonterenza Rosso di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino
88 points
Ruby. Sour-sweet nose, with cherries and "Christmas spices". Juicy and pure on the palate, with nice soft fruit. Some tannins, still young.
Red
2007 Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino
89 points
Thick and dark red. Jam, dried fruit, eucalyptus and sweet spices on the nose. A bit shut down, though. Quite complex on the palate. Extracted, warm and international style. Long finish.
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Flight 2 (3 notes)

Red
2003 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
87 points
Very dark color. Very compact nose, quite complex. Blueberries and some oak. Full-bodied and huge. Good amount of tannins. Lacking some fruit on the palate.
Red
2007 Campi di Fonterenza Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
90 points
Clear ruby color. Some oak on the nose, relatively shut down at the moment. Intense and powerful, great length. Very promising. Needs a lot of air.
Red
2006 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
92 points
Ruby color. Delicate nose with cherries, sweet spices. Compact aroma. Smooth and juicy. Very pure fruit. Great length. Excellent.
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