2005 Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: Stella di Campalto
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Bright, moderately saturated red. Flamboyant a r omas of red cherry reduction, cassis, sandalwood, sweet spices and rose petal. Amazingly velvety on entry, with the rich, dense flavors of superripe red cherry, sweet licorice and truffle giving an almost unctuous mouth feel. The long and creamy-smooth lasts for minutes. A great Brunello and one of my early picks for wine of the vintage. (Polaner Selections, Mt. Kisco NY)
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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