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Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2002

Member Review by jtryka:

I thought about pouring this one through the aerator, but instead just let it breathe for an hour before tasting. The nose is quite complex, with a lot of different aromas going on that it almost makes you dizzy, there is a lovely smoky aroma that pervades the nose, with hints of dark fruit, leather and oak, and then there is a sudden twang of tart cherry that sort of hits you from behind. You really don't know what to expect from the nose, but on your first sip, it hits you with lovely ripe fruit up front, blackberry and plum, and then a bit of tart cherry as you transition to some floral notes, rose petals and a bit of anise midpalate. The tannins are very well structured, supporting a long, lush and very dry finish that seems to go on for a minute or more. I know it was a terrible vintage and I'm not supposed to like it, but this one just brought me straight back the the last time I was in Florence, enjoying some fava beans on Tuscan toast at a little cafe down the street from Il Duomo. If a wine can do that, it can't be all bad! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/05/2002-tenuta-col-d-brunello-di.html

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The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo i... Read more
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle which increased year by year. In the second half of the nineteenth century the ownership was passed to the Servadio family and subsequently to the Franceschi family. In 1973 Count Alberto Marone Cinzano took over the company, with the aim to contribute to the development and success of Montalcino and its Brunello on world markets. From 1977 the company has been under the direction of Edoardo Virano and from 1992 the Col D’Orcia estate is presided over by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. Read less

Member Reviews for Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

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Snooth User: jtryka
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4.00 5
05/04/2013

I thought about pouring this one through the aerator, but instead just let it breathe for an hour before tasting. The nose is quite complex, with a lot of different aromas going on that it almost makes you dizzy, there is a lovely smoky aroma that pervades the nose, with hints of dark fruit, leather and oak, and then there is a sudden twang of tart cherry that sort of hits you from behind. You really don't know what to expect from the nose, but on your first sip, it hits you with lovely ripe fruit up front, blackberry and plum, and then a bit of tart cherry as you transition to some floral notes, rose petals and a bit of anise midpalate. The tannins are very well structured, supporting a long, lush and very dry finish that seems to go on for a minute or more. I know it was a terrible vintage and I'm not supposed to like it, but this one just brought me straight back the the last time I was in Florence, enjoying some fava beans on Tuscan toast at a little cafe down the street from Il Duomo. If a wine can do that, it can't be all bad! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/05/2002-tenuta-col-d-brunello-di.html


Snooth User: Girgentina
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3.00 5
07/25/2010

Tasted this wine 4 times till now. Never really impressed. Complex on the nose with incense and vanilla as the primary aromas together with some berries. Tannins well integrated with a long finish however the palate was a bit disappointing. Not what you would expect from a brunello (Seemed very thin and vegetal) I'm not sure I would agree with the comments above about the good ageing potential. I do not think it has the acidity to withstand the test of time.


External Reviews for Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby red. Complex and fresh, with inviting fruit aromas balanced by oak-imparted spices. Well-structured and full-bodied, with fine tannins that promise great aging capacity. The finish is long and impressive.




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