This festive Brunello, from the only cooperative in Montalcino, opens with dried cherries, orange zest and Christmas spices. A lengthy, balanced composition follows, filled with red plums and cherries set against brambly tannins that contribute to an intriguing tension and excellent structure. As Suckling notes, “this is a silky, balanced, delightful offering.”
An excellent wine: polished, refreshing and expressive, possessing scents of red cherry compote, fresh cranberry and rose, with a fine-grained palate packed with flavorsome red berries, black plum and sage.
What a beautiful nose this suggests of dried tea leaves, earth, tobacco, cedar, five spice, dried cherries, orange zest and Christmas spices. The tannins have a brambly quality to them, but they slip effortlessly into place, around finely indented creases of red-plum and red-cherry flavors. Long and composed, this is a silky, balanced, delightful offering. What a wine from the only cooperative in Montalcino!