Good medium red. Subtle aromas of red plum, red cherry, leather and musky woodsmoke. Sappy, sweet and concentrated, with deep, creamy flavors of raspberry, exotic spices, orange peel and sweet pipe tobacco. For all its velvety texture, this is kept vibrant by brisk acidity, finishing very long and fresh.
Robert Parker 92
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is an unabashedly plush and modern wine with high extract and a big burst of ripe fruit that is tightly woven within its bold textural consistency. Biodynamic farming is implemented and the wine (40% of it) rests in new French oak for 30 months for extra softness, spice and intensity. Dark, sensual smoky tones fill in the rear with lighter brush strokes of toasted espresso, licorice and candied cherry. It is just beginning to shows its potential for further evolution, so give it more time. My only doubt concerns the high alcohol that is registered at 15% but feels like more. Drink: 2017-2028.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2028