What a triumph of a Brunello. This...THIS is what I was hoping I would taste when I invested in this vintage. Such elegance and power rolled into one. I see why JS gave this 96 points. Opened it early and just placed the cork back in to let some air in progressively over probably 60-90 minutes. Tannins are well integrated, lots of cherry, meat blood, great acid. This is what Brunello is supposed to be! Probably 1 of the top 2 wines of the afternoon.
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Tasted On 02/12/2011
I agree with WS on the nose, but we part company thereafter. You think it is going to be a very full bodied Brunello, but then you are disappointed by a really really weak mid-palate. James Suckling must have tasted too manny wines the day he rated this.