2010 Stella di Campalto Rosso di Montalcino
Producer: Stella di Campalto
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Fully saturated red. Aromatic notes of bay leaf and rosemary complicate ripe dark cherry, coffee and loam on the complex, deep nose. Big, dense and chewy, with rich black cherry, raspberry syrup and mocha flavors. Finishes with impressively length but the chewy tannins will need time to smooth out. A very big Rosso; in fact, I'd bet that the majority of those who taste this wine blind would think it's a Brunello.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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