Saturday, May 23, 2015

2010 highly rated Brunello!

2010 Brunello di Montalcino
All of the Critics agree 2010 is a watershed vintage for Brunello di Montalcino. All of our pre-orders are finally starting to land and we have an amazing array of 2010 Brunello for now, though many are selling out fast.

“The 2010 vintage is iconic for Montalcino and the reason is, simply put, it shows the amazing versatility of the Sangiovese grape with a level of clarity that I have never encountered.”-Monica Larner The Wine Advocate

“The 2010 vintage is a new benchmark for Tuscany’s icon wine, producing reds with wonderful intensity, structure, and energy”. -James Suckling

All wines are in stock now at our Forsyth location

2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino...$83.99
A beautifully balanced and subtle Brunello with plum, berry, spice and fresh mahogany character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a long finish. Very intense and harmonious. This is always a beauty.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

2010 Poggio Antico Brunello Altero...$99.99
I love the subtle aromas of rose petal, dark fruit and perfume that follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a beautiful finish. It's very fine and pretty. Savory and delicate. Such finesse here.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2010 Casanova di Neri White Label Brunello...$54.99
The outstanding 2010 Brunello di Montalcino gives you everything you want to see in a great wine, a great Tuscan wine. This monumental expression of Sangiovese delivers top-notch intensity with seamless integration of aromas. They span from dark fruit and Morello cherry to chocolate, spice, licorice, balsam herb and rosemary sprig. The energy and vitality of the vintage is locked perfectly within. This Brunello exhibits especially soft, silky tannins with long persistence and momentum. There is nothing out of place and the price tag is certainly not exaggerated for this level of excellence.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello...$99.99
(call for reservations on this one 314.727.8788)The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a protagonist of the vintage. The fruit is deep and dark with rich levels of extract, intensity and flavor. It goes far beyond your standard cherry and blackberry to include plum cake, spice bread and bacon-wrapped prune. Nothing is obvious or monochromatic about this wine. Everything is nuanced and ethereal. Tenuta Nuova is also distinguished by the linear mineral notes that are characteristic of this single-vineyard site. In 2010, those traits are especially well-defined and pronounced. The tannins reach a level of suppleness that is almost impossible to find in the sometimes prickly and acidic Sangiovese grape. If there is one thing Giacomo Neri has mastered, it is harvesting at optimal ripeness: He knows his property and his vines better than most and it shows. Collectors will want to put this wine aside ten years or longer.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Ciacci Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter)...$139.99
(only available in Magnum)
Beautiful and delicate from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso impresses for its depth and balance. The wine sees one more year of oak cask aging compared to the base Brunello and you can definitely sense the extra spice on the nose. Those delicate balsam notes of root beer, ginger and rosemary oil are still prominently on display. Rich spice, leather and tar are followed by dark fruit, prune, blackberry and cassis. The finish is graceful and silky, but its length remains impressive. This is a terrific effort that promises a steady evolution ahead.
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

2010 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino...$49.99 / 750ml

2010 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino...$28.99 / 375ml
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino...$74.99

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino will blow you away. This is a delightful expression that boasts its extreme quality from the minute the wine is poured from the bottle. As you should expect, it just gets better and better with each additional minute in the glass. It opens to a vibrant dark ruby color and blackish-garnet hues. The bouquet is ever changing and shows a long succession of aromatic characteristics that rage from dark fruit, plum, spice, leather, licorice, red rose, balsam and grilled herb. It's textbook Brunello from a great vintage and this side of the appellation (on the northeastern side) performs fantastically in 2010. This beauty should hold fifteen years or more.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

2010 Scopone Brunello di Montalcino l'Olivare...$53.99
So much fruit and richness to this young Brunello with blueberry, dark chocolate and sea salt character. Full body with lots of rich fruit and layers of ripe tannins and character. Long and intense.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

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