Red

2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Montalcino
  • Brunello di Montalcino
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Community Tasting Notes 212

  • Thorgal Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 26, 2019 - The 2001 valdicava is known to be somewhat of a freak, but one in a very good vintage. The wine was much more extracted and thicker than usual. Be it as it may, the wine is aging wonderfully. Full bodied, still dark red and hardly any sign of aging. The nose is a bit subdued to me but I do get meaty, floral and red fruit aroma’s. The balance is great and so is the mouthfeel. The aroma’s return in the mouth set off nicely by the acidity. Long aftertaste. Excellent wine. Very well made.

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  • portguy wrote: 94 points

    April 14, 2019 - Bright and fruit-forward when opened. Simple, notes of blackberry, tiny hint of citrus. Lovely!

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 10, 2019 - My expectations were exceeded with this one. Drank from a 375ml, this is really in a nice place now. Tannins are well integrated, but there is plenty of structure left. Fruit is ripe and rich, lots of dark fruit and raisin. Very elegant and very delicious!

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  • guido23 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 18, 2019 - Decanted and consumed over 5 hours. Initially there was some barnyard funk on the nose but otherwise it was classic Brunello with rich cherry blossom. a tannic, meaty palate, and a long finish. Over time the tannins mellowed and the nose become more metallic but still gave off a strong hint of cherry parfait. The palate remained rich and bold, which surprised me for the age of this wine. It's not quite as complex as it once was but it is still gorgeous.

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  • Vinophiliac559 wrote: flawed

    December 8, 2018 - Corked

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Valdicava: Brunello di Montalcino 1988-2004 (Nov 2008) (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2001 Brunello Vintage (Aug 2006) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2006, IWC Issue #127 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/19/2006 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/4/2006 (link) 90 points

    (Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino) Black red color; tight but intriguing oak nose; very tight, reticent, cherry and dried cherry palate, should age well; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Valdicava
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Montalcino
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
  • UPC Codes 607531634157, 607531634188, 607531634218, 607531634225, 607531634256

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 63 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,318 (63%)
  • Consumed 1,898 (36%)

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Community Recommendations

bison, cinghiale, crushed red pepper, duck confit, Pecorino, Tuscany, veal sausage bolognese, wild rice

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