Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2002

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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 ... Read more

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 be... Read more

Wine Tasting NotesDeep ruby red. Complex and fresh, with inviting fruit aromas balanced by oak-imparted spices. Well-structured and full-bodied, wi... Read more

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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.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

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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