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2010 Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino

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September 13, 2020 - $51

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

Extremely perfumed aromas of plums, lavender and hints of saw dust. Lilacs too. Full-bodied, tight and structured with beautiful length and freshness. It goes on for minutes. Wonderful subtlety and power.

93+ The Wine Advocate

Ose, cherry, licorice, tar and menthol herb.... fantastic results in this classic vintage... soft fruit, polished tannins and mild intensity....delicate tones of brimstone and balsam herb that carefully rise from the bouquet.

93Wine Spectator

A solid red, displaying cooked plum and cherry flavors on a bed of dense tannins. Tight and compact on the finish, where youthful, exuberant tannins reign. Stays long and balanced in the end.

92Vinous / IWC

A big, brawny wine... hits the palate with dark red stone fruits, dried flowers, game, wild herbs, smoke and tobacco... a bit rustic and rough around the edges..no shortage of personality here

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.