Deep ruby red. Typical of Sangiovese with marked hints of plum. Intense and ample. The long ageing in the barriques oak leads to a very elegant nuance of species and vanilla. Good structure, delicate and mature tannins. Lasting aftertaste. Excellent balance between fruit and oak scent. -Winery
The rainy cold winter delayed the budburst of about 10 days (April 10-15). Typical hot summer. The maturation was slow but very balanced thanks to a fresh and rainy autumn.
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino flows with a vibrant core of perfumed red cherries, spices, tobacco and earthiness. Medium in body, the wine reveals outstanding length and a polished, refined finish. The bouquet is not as clean or focused as is usually the case, and the wine will benefit greatly from being opened an hour or two in advance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. -Wine Advocate # 188, Apr 2010, Antonio Galloni, Score 91