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2006 Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

...sophisticated, silky tannins and tertiary aromas of black licorice, dried tobacco, peppercorn and dried berry fruit.

93The Wine Advocate

...beautifully delineated, nuanced wine laced with freshly cut flowers, spices, dark berries and licorice. All the elements come together beautifully in this gracious, classy and understated Riserva. Sweet notes from the oak linger on the finish.

93James Suckling

Aromas of ripe raspberries and strawberries follow through to a full body, with tangy ctirusy character and round silky tannins. Juicy and flavorful.

92Stephen Tanzer

High-pitched perfume of red berries, flowers and spices. Plush, ripe and sweet, with an element of musky oak complementing the cherry and licorice flavors... Finishes smooth and classy, with suave tannins and subtle length.

91Wine Spectator

This has density, with a core of cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors. Balanced and fresh, with a supple texture and underlying chewiness courtesy of the gripping tannins. Features a fine, minerally aftertaste.

15Jancis Robinson

Very sweet and ripe with fruit-cake notes. Rich finish.

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.