Brunello di Montalcino, made with 100% Sangiovese grape is my second favorite wine to drink from Italy (After red wines from Nebbiolo grape) What’s not to like? The elegant floral with pronounced tart red fruit, the firm tannin and elevated acid are key to balancing out MY perfect meal (which usually involves a lot of fatty red meat) the 2011 vintage is ready to be enjoyed and is a great way to introduce yourself to the beauty of Italian wines. I was lucky enough to secure 24 bottles to share today, don’t just take it from me, hear it from other wine critic as well!
94 points Wine Enthusiast
Floral and refined, this opens with alluring scents of violet, iris, perfumed berry, earth and a whiff of pressed powder. The savory, elegant palate offers up juicy wild cherry, raspberry, truffle, anise and white pepper framed in a network of silky tannins. It’s already extremely accessible and will offer fine drinking pleasure for the near and mid-term
92 Points Robert Parker
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine, but it does not reach the gorgeous levels achieved by this estate in the previous 2010 vintage. The bouquet here shows lots of cola and balsam aromas with dried ginger and rosemary oil in front of dark fruit, cherry and plum. Those balsam aromas are indeed the wine’s signature feature. This Brunello is smooth and silky in terms of mouthfeel.
92 Points James Suckling
A pretty, silky red with plum and berry character. Chocolate. Medium to full body, delicious finish. Lots of sweet-cherry center palate. Drink now.