September 29, 2019 - In a perfect place. Great fruit, old world leather and herb and mineral complexity.
September 15, 2019 - At 11 years old, it is showing its age a bit on the edges, which is reflected in the well integrated flavors of this medium body BdM. Nicely layered flavors of cola, black cherry and leather with a cigar box finish -- well integrated and drinking well after just 20-30 minutes of air. Good QPR.
July 9, 2019 - Just as good as I remember. This wine really seems to hit its stride about 4 hours after decanting. Before that, it's just very good. But, everything really comes together nicely with a stern decant, so that it hits a high point of fruit, secondary flavors, and great texture (just right tannins and acidity). While it's my last bottle of this 2008, I have several of the 2010 and 2013 vintages, so I'm not entirely despondent. Good price, too, for a BdM of this quality.
July 6, 2019 - Decent Brunello. Took about an hour or two to open up. Developing some tertiary characteristics.
February 16, 2019 - Clean, well-made Brunello that drinks very well with minimal air and is priced reasonably. Not a profound wine, but a very good example from a less heralded vintage. Drink or hold up to 5 years.
February 2, 2019 - sometimes Bro-Rolo thinks he should change his name to Bro-Nello...this 10 yr old Nello bro was solid Italian leather sauce...saddle up on this one and trample whatever baesic Napanomic bottle your douchey friend was showing off on FB last night lol
January 31, 2019 - After a 3-hour decant: delicate cherry, tobacco, and leather, to the point of being faint. I expected more from this. It was good, but almost diaphanous.
January 25, 2019 - Lisini Brunello vertical tasting (Winicjatywa): clear ruby colour with tea refelxes; clear. nose: intense, dry; cinnamon. tobacco; violets plus some mineral notes. taste: medium (+) acidity; some sweet black cherries; very ripe tannins; sweter, very long finish. Quite light bodied, elegant, classic. Very lively.
November 20, 2018 - Single blind tasting
Color ruby with some browning on the edge
Medium aromatics or ripe red fruit.
Medium acidity with medium - tannins. Palate of dull cherry.
OK, but not memorable.
November 20, 2018 - Tasted single blind
Medium ruby color with mild bricking. High amount of VA at first but this did linger. Medium aromas of muted red fruit with underlying cardboard aromas - not pleasant. Full palate of red/blue fruit with medium(+) tannin and medium(+) acidity. Not obviously a corked bottle but based on previous reviews I would guess that this was an off bottle.