The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is in no mood to show all its cards today. This is a decidedly dark, brooding Brunello for Poggio di Sotto. In 2010, the fruit is quite dark, which suggests a late harvest, perhaps pushed to the limit. At the same time, there is plenty of underlying structure and tannin. This is going to be a fascinating Brunello to follow over the next two decades or so, but readers should expect a wine that is stylistically a bit of a departure.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2040
Robert Parker 95
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens slowly and gracefully before it shows its full potential. This slow moving bouquet is a beautiful quality that is shared by many of the best wines from this stellar vintage. Once it gets started, this Brunello offers wild berry, graphite, tar and balsam herb tones that are direct and focused. This wine is steady and sure. It also reveals balanced acidity that adds to the length and the polished feel that this wine majestically projects. This vintage from Poggio di Sotto should evolve at a slow pace for the next 10-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030