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Il Palazzone 2007

Member Review by Laurapal:

Deep ruby with garnet hues, great concentration and structure. The nose is very textured with variegated layers of deep aromas going from cranberry and elderberry before broadening to spice, cinnamon, leather and tobacco. Balsamic notes on the finale. Intricate and elegant with enormous potential for further bottle aging. Balanced and complex in the mouth with a strong character.

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Il Palazzone:
Il Palazzone is extremely small, making under 1.000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG with the utmost focus on quality. The vineyards are located in three different subzones of Montalcino, thereby bringing to each bottle different aspects of Montalcino's renowned terroir. Agricoltura responsabile and precision viticulture in the vineyards mean low yields, healthy fruit and fa... Read more
Il Palazzone is extremely small, making under 1.000 cases of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG with the utmost focus on quality. The vineyards are located in three different subzones of Montalcino, thereby bringing to each bottle different aspects of Montalcino's renowned terroir. Agricoltura responsabile and precision viticulture in the vineyards mean low yields, healthy fruit and farming without the use of chemical pesticides.  Grapes are hand picked at harvest and the estate has been fermenting in wood since the 2011 vintage. All Brunellos spend over 40 months aging in large Slavonian oak barrels, and the wines are marked by distinct balance, elegance and austerity.    Read less

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Snooth User: Laurapal
19353098
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/19/2009

Deep ruby with garnet hues, great concentration and structure. The nose is very textured with variegated layers of deep aromas going from cranberry and elderberry before broadening to spice, cinnamon, leather and tobacco. Balsamic notes on the finale. Intricate and elegant with enormous potential for further bottle aging. Balanced and complex in the mouth with a strong character.


Snooth User: Laurapal
19353098
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/14/2009

Tre Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 08/09/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Laurapal
19353098
4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 10/14/2009

Fruit forward with prominent maraschino cherry. Spicy toasted aromas create a complex and intense bouquet. Silky soft wiht pleasant tannins. Lingering length and finish. Still extremely vibrant in 2009 tasting


Snooth User: Laurapal
19353098
5.00 5
Vintage: 1998 10/14/2009

95/100 Wine Spectator "Fantastic aromas of cinnamon Indian incense with plenty of ripe fruit. Full-bodied,silky and very long. A beauty through and through. 475 cases made"


Snooth User: Primat134
7974017
4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 07/16/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: Daniel Petroski
30091696
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 08/08/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Il Palazzone

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2006 04/22/2015

Tasting Notes: Il Palazzone Brunello is intense ruby red with deep garnet hues. The bouquet is intense and ethereal with aromas ranging from dark fruit and berries to chocolate, coffee, leather, liquorice and balsamic notes. The wines are silky and elegant, potent yet balanced and characterised by sweet tannins. Il Palazzone Brunellos are beautifully balanced with all the promise of their bouquet fulfilled in the mouth and finish. GRAPES: Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is produced with 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes from our own property in Montalcino. VINEYARDS: The estate has three separate vineyards in quite different areas of Montalcino. GROWTH SYSTEM: Balanced single spur cordon YIELD PER HECTARE: Generally less than 5.000 kg. grapes, much lower than the maximum yield permitted for DOCG production. HARVEST: Usually the first week of October. The grapes are picked by hand using small crates. VINIFICATION: Long maceration in contact with the marcs with frequent pumpovers. Maximum temperature 28 – 30° C AGING: Traditional aging times are respected. Il Palazzone Brunello often spends nearly four years in wood. Current DOCG regulations specify a minimum of only two years. We use large Slavonian oak barrels. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2004 05/27/2015

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino from Il Palazzone is sweet, open and accessible, with pretty notes of floral red fruits that blossom in a generous, round style. The wine shows lovely balance and persistence as suggestions of herbs, tobacco and spices linger on the finish. This is another of the more forward wines of the vintage and it should drink well pretty much upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. - Robert Parker 91 Points Aromas of roses, blackberries and plums. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and berry flavors. Long and caressing. Best from 2010 through 2015. 720 cases made. –JS - Wine Spectator 91 Points Good bright red. Slightly medicinal nose is currently dominated by spicy oak. Then more varietally expressive in the mouth, but with a slightly dry, rustic quality to the redcurrant, tobacco and leather flavors. Finishes with firm-edged tannins and a light saline element. - Stephen Tanzer 88 Points Il Palazzone is a dynamic American-owned property in Montalcino that usually delivers a luscious and velvety style of Brunello. This wine delivers those attractive qualities in the mouth but the aromas make the wine seem older than it is. You’ll get tones of ripe berries, old leather and licorice. Drink now. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 88 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2004 06/05/2014

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino from Il Palazzone is sweet, open and accessible, with pretty notes of floral red fruits that blossom in a generous, round style. The wine shows lovely balance and persistence as suggestions of herbs, tobacco and spices linger on the finish. This is another of the more forward wines of the vintage and it should drink well pretty much upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. Aromas of roses, blackberries and plums. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and berry flavors. Long and caressing. Best from 2010 through 2015. 720 cases made. -JS Good bright red. Slightly medicinal nose is currently dominated by spicy oak. Then more varietally expressive in the mouth, but with a slightly dry, rustic quality to the redcurrant, tobacco and leather flavors. Finishes with firm-edged tannins and a light saline element. Il Palazzone is a dynamic American-owned property in Montalcino that usually delivers a luscious and velvety styl...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2004 11/04/2014

The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino from Il Palazzone is sweet, open and accessible, with pretty notes of floral red fruits that blossom in a generous, round style. The wine shows lovely balance and persistence as suggestions of herbs, tobacco and spices linger on the finish. This is another of the more forward wines of the vintage and it should drink well pretty much upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. - Robert Parker 91 PointsAromas of roses, blackberries and plums. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and berry flavors. Long and caressing. Best from 2010 through 2015. 720 cases made. JS - Wine Spectator 91 PointsGood bright red. Slightly medicinal nose is currently dominated by spicy oak. Then more varietally expressive in the mouth, but with a slightly dry, rustic quality to the redcurrant, tobacco and leather flavors. Finishes with firm-edged tannins and a light saline element. - Stephen Tanzer 88 PointsIl Palazzone is a dynamic American-owned property in Montalcino that usually delivers a luscious and velvety style of Brunello. This wine delivers those attractive qualities in the mouth but the aromas make the wine seem older than it is. Youll get tones of ripe berries, old leather and licorice. Drink now. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 88 Points


External Review
Vintage: 1999 03/23/2009

Located on the western side of Montalcino, the estate is roughly 480 meters above sea level. This altitude ensures excellent ventilation which is salutary for grapes, as it reduces mold production to a bare minimum.



Tasting Notes:

The 2007 Brunello, whose color is a typical deep ruby red with garnet hues, has an intricate and savory nose, with brambly caressing fruit and an earthy depth. The ripeness and opulence typical of the 2007 vintage is expressed fully but backed by a classic structure characterized by taut tannins, good acidity and persistence. The wine is balanced and sleek with a lovely weight on the palate, balsamic notes, peppercorns and a touch of tobacco.

4,813 bottles (401 cases) produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 44 months in Slavonian Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.25% pH: 3.45
Total Acidity: .57 grams per liter

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