Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Wine Advocate Review Rated 90 The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino, a dark ruby, displays a perfumed nose along with dark fruit and scorched earth nuances on a structured, long frame supported by building tannins. Made in a style that is at once delicate and powerful, today it comes across as backward and austere in its expression. As it sits in the glass it continues to put on considerable weight, but ideally several years of cellaring are called for. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021. (Wine Advocate # 168 Dec 2006) Wine Spectator Review Rated 90 Plenty of blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a long finish. Tight right now. Needs time to open. (Issue: Apr 30, 2006) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Review Rated 90 Deep red-ruby. Primary aromas of blueberry, graphite, cherry cola and sweet rooty sassafras. High-pitched, tightly wound and concentrated, with vibrant flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate and spices. Boasts good density and impressive youthful energy, but this is not a particularly lush or sweet style. Finishes with good breadth, a fine dusting of tannins and late notes of leather and marzipan. I'd give this seven or eight years of additional aging. (Jul/Aug 06) Wine Tasting Notes A lively rich ruby hue announces an equally appealing complexity in the bouquet, which has the classic essences of red berries, complemented by delicate nuances of oak and licorice. On the palate this wine is warm, and ample; showing a well integrated balance of tannins and acidity, a great structure and a long persistent finish. This Brunello reveals great elegance.
The nose clearly cherry fruit, terracotta, seasoned wood, clove and a little tobacco. Complex and difficult to smell anything approaching odors. The taste is powerful, spicy, crisp tannins and just as significant for its Brunello acids. Powerful aftertaste! It's not really my taste wine, he's me and spicy acid. Brunello created a neat! In addition, a revelation that the wine was so greatly changed. Brunello di Montalcino is a wine region in Tuscany (Italy) around the historic town, yes, Montalcino. The red wines in this region are made from the Sangiovese grape. Wines made from this grape can after four years on the market and are among the top Italian wines. This wine can be extremely long maturation, as demonstrated. 90/100 Supersnobs.com