92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2002
($60) Opaque garnet with blackish tones. Inviting, multi-dimensional aromas of cinnamon, black pepper, glove leather and chestnut puree. Intense flavors of blackberry, mint and marzipan. A dense, concentrated wine, with substantial extract and full tannic thrust. At once juicy and plush, with lovely spice components emerging on the long finish. (Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY)
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Yes it is just like silk
Not sure what the first reveiewer was drinking. Can't wait for the next one. Nice fruit, gorgeous and not overly oaky like many brunellos.
Couldn't agree less...
with the previous reviewer. This is an outstanding Brunello, as evidenced by the 92 points by IWC and a top rating in "Italian Wines, 2003". My guess is that the reviewer did not let the wine breathe sufficiently before imbibing.
Persistence and Patience
I agree with the commentator ahead of me that the wine was unimpressive and did not display the vibrancy of a brunello from a great year and from a reputable producer. The first bottle was to the point of blandness. However, the third bottle I tried turned my head in terms of its soft caressing tannin and silky structure. Very elegant indeed. So do not give up on this wine!
First bottle with evolving cork. Second bottle: Dark purple colour, great tears. Whiff of cheese in the nose. Medium body, taste of ink and graphite, low acidity. This is not a big brunello, not even nice
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