Community Tasting Notes (12) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • Decanted 90 minutes. Did not get to taste out of the bottle but with 90 minutes this was really nice with dark fruits, nice concentration, and a long finish. Good balance and maybe not as ripe and rich as you would expect from a 2013 but i really like the balance. A-

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  • One of the best brunellos I've had in the past year. Loads of zesty fruit flavors and well integrated tannins.

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  • Pours garnet with golden edges. Legs are medium high. No sediment. The nose is cherry and red tart fruit. Upon vigorous swirling after an hour or more wet hay/funk appears on the nose. On the palate initially we get tart red fruits, i.e., cherry. Somewhat hot (alcohol), finish is medium high tannin. Body is medium. I think this is a fine expression of a six plus year old Brunello. Enjoyed with take out Italian food on the porch on a nice evening with the Amazon mix of "Italian Dinner Music" playing. My wife, daughter and son in law share the bottle. A delightful evening. Then only negative was that I wanted to hear Andrea Bocelli sing Con Te Partirò in solo but my wife insisted in the Sarah Brightman duet. She always wins in music selection. BUT, I'm just saying, Andrea Bocelli solo singing Con Te Partirò will add ten points to anything you are drinking.

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  • Plenty of extract, perhaps too much in my view given the balance. Great fruit flavors initially, but it turns over time to a pretty harsh acidic, not tannic, finish. Raises in my mind the question of what role acidification is playing in how Tuscany is dealing with the impact of global warming (surreptitiously of course since it doesn't seem to be something the wine mags etc have discussed), and how some are managing it well and some are not. If this is an example, not very well at this estate..
    I add that one of the ways I identify acidification, just my sense, is by its impact on the tip of my tongue. That never happens with tannin.Four hours in with this wine, when the harshness emerges, just leave it there, and you will find it settling on the tip of your tongue. If they really get it right, maybe not so much.

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  • A wonderful straight down the middle brunello. Mid-strong aroma with inviting red fruits and ruby/brown color. First taste is a classic burst of red fruits - cherries and instead of oranges, a nice spice. Middle is smooth and finish is oaky with a medium linger of thise cherries and spice. Classic - not too bold but loud enough. Enjoy!

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