2007 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: La Velona
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Good full medium red. Musky red fruits on the nose, complicated by smoky minerality. Plush and silky but not heavy, offering enticing sweetness of red fruit and earth flavors and an almost glyceral texture. Very 2007 in style. Finishes pliant and rich, with a note of licorice and surprising medicinal reserve.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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