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2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
9/30/2020 - JCGuthrie wrote:
93 points
Served as part of a blind tasting, wherein I knew what I brought, but did not know what either of the other two bottles were. I decanted this about two hours and it received some additional time open back in the bottle. All wines were served blind. I immediately recognized this as my wine based on the earth, mushroom, tart red fruit and balsamic notes. In a better spot than the last bottle a few years back. Still has plenty of time ahead of it.
  • JShearerii commented:

    10/1/20, 5:17 AM - Which wine was judged the best in your blind tasting?

2010 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
12/16/2018 - repoper wrote:
94 points
Slow oxed for 24 hours and then put into a decanter for another two hours. Significantly lighter than the 2001 opened with it. But this was the start of the lineup tonight. No it’s not as evolved as the ‘01 but there is just so much more going on. The balance is impeccable and the wine is just packed with fruit that it’s just so hard not to fall in love with. I haven’t had an ‘01 in a couple of years but this just shows the greatness of the '10 vintage. I really like ‘12 and ‘13 but the 2010’s are a real cut above. Glad to have 2 more cases of this.
  • JShearerii commented:

    12/16/18, 6:24 AM - What is "slow iced"? I am not familiar with this term.

2011 Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
11/24/2017 - tucsonwino Likes this wine:
89 points
This Brunello was okay, a bit thin, not a very big wine like others I had in the past. Fruit was nice, nose fragrant, but finish was not too good. Decanted 3 hours enjoyed at 65 degrees. Not bad but something was lacking.
  • JShearerii commented:

    11/25/17, 9:08 AM - Perhaps the decanting was the reason. I opened and poured and it was very nice. I would give it a 93.

2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
Possibly shut down. Had a bottle with friends and all four of us agreed that there was no bouquet. None. Not even a hint of an aroma. Taste - there was a slight amount of vanilla and a little crushed cherries. However, it was very smooth.
  • JShearerii commented:

    6/9/17, 6:18 AM - I did not decant. I visited 14 Brunello wineries in October 2016 and every single one said do NOT decant unless the wine is quite old and has sediment. When I open my next bottle is about a year I will try decanting.

2011 Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
11/28/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent Brunello. Cherry and wild flowers on the nose. As the wine opened up there were fragrances of vanilla and licorice. Smooth and silky. Crushed cherry and jam flavors. Nice long finish. No need to hold this one! It is ready now. Seems structured enough to hold for up to 10 years if you want to wait that long.
  • JShearerii commented:

    11/28/16, 3:48 PM - As the wine opened up there were fragrances of vanilla and licorice.

2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese
7/12/2016 - pdev wrote:
80 points
This is a surprise for 2010. Lean, and really lackluster. bad bottle?
  • JShearerii commented:

    7/13/16, 3:59 PM - Strange because I served two bottles at a small dinner and everyone really enjoyed this wine. Did you decant the wine?

2007 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova Sangiovese
5/7/2016 - JShearerii Likes this wine:
96 points
Opened the first bottle and decanted for 2 hours. Smooth as silk. Fragrant, notes of cherry, vanilla, and plum. It was such a hit with my friends we decided to open a second bottle. Decanted for 15 minutes (nobody wanted to wait). Everyone thought it was a different wine. A little more harsh but still great.

What a difference decanting can make on Brunello!
  • JShearerii commented:

    6/2/16, 11:48 AM - I opened another bottle of the 2007 and decanted it like the first bottle. It was outstanding like the first bottle I reviewed. I believe the difference was the decanting.

  • JShearerii commented:

    6/2/16, 11:59 AM - Certainly. I used a 2 bottle decanter so there would be more air contact. I poured the bottle in it and put it in a wine refrigerator set at 56 degrees so it would not get too warm. After about 1 1/2 hours I took it out of the wine refrigerator to allow it to get to the recommended serving temperature (62 to 64 degrees). When it reached serving temperature I poured into large red wine glasses.

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