2007 Brunello

Notes from the Italian Wine Masters Tasting





Other Brunello tasted for this article

2007 Donatella Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose was earthy yet elegant with ripe red berries and forest floor. On the palate, it was velvety with underlying structure and intense yet juicy red berry fruit. The finish was long and clinging to the palate. (92 points)

2007 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed black cherry, floral notes, sweet spice and the slightest hint of barnyard. On the palate, it had a velvety texture with ripe red berries and cinnamon spice. The finish showed its tannic structure yet still managed to carry red fruits into the close. (91 points)

2007 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino – The nose was classic and earthy with ripe red berries, soil and minerals. On the palate, it was lean yet focused with strawberry and cedar box. It appeared smaller in scale than most of the ‘07s I’d tasted yet finessed, pure and likely able to mature into something beautiful. The finish was long, showing massive structure. (91 points)

2007 Azienda Agraria Lisini Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed red berries and spice with pepper and floral notes. On the palate, it was balanced with ripe fruits and a fine elegant structure. The finish was firm, and when placed against its intensity of fruit, showed good potential. (90 points)

2007 Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed ripe red berries with herbal tea and floral notes. On the palate, it showed intense red fruits and herbs that lingered through the finish. (90 points)

2007 Pian Delle Vigne (Antinori) Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed ripe berries, wood tones and spice with a hint of undergrowth. On the palate, it was lush with sour red berries and mountain herbs. The finish was long and mouth coating. (89 points)

2007 Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed strawberry fruit with undergrowth, soil and herbs. On the palate, it was soft and enveloping with red berries and spice. The finish showed a tight structure with soil and red fruit tones. (89 points)

2007 Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino – The nose showed vibrant red fruits and menthol. On the palate, it was lean with sour red berries, leading into a drying, structured finish. (88 points)

2007 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed sour red berries and sweet spice in a bittersweet performance. On the palate, red berries and herbs were on display, yet it came across one-dimensional and ultimately disappointing through the finish. (85 points)

2007 Fattoria dei Barbi (Colombini) Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed sour berries and herbs but was marked by a severe aroma of hay and stable. On the palate, it was soft with strawberry fruits but turned bitter and dry into the finish. (84 points)

2007 Capanne Ricci Brunello di MontalcinoThe nose showed dried red fruits, funk, manure and old wood. On the palate, it was juicy, showing sweet strawberry which lasted into the finish. (84 points)

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After working in the New York City restaurant scene, Eric Guido branched out, organizing private dining and tasting events centered around Italian cuisine and wine. Here he began to incorporate food photography and recipe development.  His continuing work can be seen at www.theviptable.net. Eric’s passion for food and wine is fueled by the togetherness and satisfaction found at the table.

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  • Snooth User: JonDerry
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    Very interesting, a younger drinking Brunello in 2007? Looking forward to trying some...

    Mar 13, 2012 at 4:37 PM


  • Very helpful report, Eric. Your note on the Pertimali is reassuring because that sounds like a spot-on description of every Pertimali I've ever had.

    Mar 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM


  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
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    Glad you liked it. the hardest part about writing this is that I had also tasted through the '06 Riservas, and couldn't get my mind off them. I should have something including some of those notes soon.

    Mar 14, 2012 at 6:41 AM


  • Snooth User: dmcker
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    Beginnings of a good discussion on this subject going on in the Snooth Forum right now:
    http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/20...

    Mar 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM


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