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2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8093010 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
marsa9 1 $85 $85
2 $85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8105284 1 $75 Feb 6, 2022
I8093010 1 $85 Jan 23, 2022
I8012389 1 $85 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Aromas of blackberry, stone, slate, oyster shell and truffle, turning to a full body with soft, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This goes on for minutes on the palate. A savory, gorgeous wine.

92The Wine Advocate

Full of tension and energy...beautiful wine... The fruit nuances are layered and plentiful with loads of cherry, cassis and blackberry to keep your interest. The tannins are smooth and ripe with sweet overtones. The wine offers good complexity and definition.

92Wine Spectator

An elegant version, with vibrant acidity and firm, assertive tannins underneath the cherry, strawberry and spice flavors. Tobacco and underbrush notes emerge as this reveals a touch of heat on the finish.

91Vinous / IWC

...juicy, succulent wine... Sweet red cherry, raspberry, spice and floral notes lift from the glass. Racy and open-knit...expressive.

17Jancis Robinson

... Mellow, fully resolved nose with considerable tertiary aromas. Lift and freshness on the palate with just a whiff of charred tarmacadam on the nose. Admirable Sangiovese refreshment overlaid with southern Tuscan heat. Very slight dustiness on the end and still evidence of some fine tannins.

PRODUCER

Silvio Nardi

Tenute Silvio Nardi was established in 1950 when Silvio Nardi purchased property in Montalcino. Since Nardi was from Umbria, the region to the southeast of Tuscany, Nardi’s move to Montalcino to make wine was considered novel. Nardi’s interest in Montalcino’s winemaking potential was instrumental in developing the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG in 1980. The venture has expanded over the decades, and today Silvio’s daughter Emilia Nardi runs the 200-acre estate. Silvio Nardi is one of the largest estates in Montalcino and remains one of the most admired Brunello producers. Gambero Rosso frequently gives the estate’s wines ratings of 2 to 3 glasses.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.