Brunello Di Montalcino

    Sommavite, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italia, 2008, 14% abv, US$19.99 @ Trader Joe’s

    …, they were more than just comfy shoes – more like svelte Italian loafers. This is a Trader Joe’s wine available at a most reasonable price. Now, being Canadian and used to paying ridiculously high prices for the wines I covet, I was immediately suspicious. Seriously – a 2008 Brunello di Montalcino for US$19.99? Who would ever think that is possible…

    5 readers - By winellama

    2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make...

    …2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make me HAPPY! Yummy combo of tart black fruit and ripe red fruit on the palate with earth, leather saddle, dried charcuterie, and fennel all on the nose! Very well-balanced on the palate with relatively gentle acidity. Red cherries, strawberries, and black cherries with hints of leather and mushrooms. 4/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 14% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

    By Shiba Sommelier

    1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino...

    … 1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Feeling slightly bashful around a Casanova… Red currants and black cherries. Horse and leather on the nose with cardamom and cinnamon. Hint of purple flowers. Mushrooms and cinghiale. Tannins are very present and drying on the palate. Tart cherries with more wood, earth, and mushroom notes.  3/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY …

    11 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino...

    … 2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Mmm.. this is some good stuff. Potpourri, dried red cherries, and barnyard on the nose with a hint of mint and parsley. Tart and fresh red berries initially on the palate, followed by some earth and flowers. Tart fruit finish. Very velvety feel.  4/5 bones $$$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY …

    19 readers - By Shiba Sommelier
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