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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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97 points James Suckling: Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. This is full body, with full, velvety tannin and a decadent and rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016. (12/1/14)

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La Serena:
  La Serena is a wine estate in the Montalcino district in Tuscany, Italy. The estate has been in the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but wines weren’t produced until the late 1980s by brothers Andrea and Marcello. The vineyards, planted with 100% Sangiovese, are located in the Torrenieri zone, in an elevated section in the northeast corner of Montalcino. The wines are produce... Read more
  La Serena is a wine estate in the Montalcino district in Tuscany, Italy. The estate has been in the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but wines weren’t produced until the late 1980s by brothers Andrea and Marcello. The vineyards, planted with 100% Sangiovese, are located in the Torrenieri zone, in an elevated section in the northeast corner of Montalcino. The wines are produced with the consultation of oenologist Paolo Caciorgna. Both the Brunello and Rosso di Montalcinos have gotten rave reviews and continue to impress in recent vintages. La Serena is poised for full organic certification starting in the 2013 vintage.  Read less

Member Reviews for La Serena Brunello di Montalcino

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Snooth User: icbang
776023279
4.00 5
04/11/2015

Full Bodied robust Brunello.


Snooth User: icbang
776023279
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/26/2012

Nothing outstanding yet very agreeable.


Snooth User: Z03fke
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4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 02/08/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for La Serena Brunello di Montalcino

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/29/2015

I am absolutely impressed by the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino from La Serena. The style is bold and far-reaching (the alcohol clocks in at 15%) yet the volume is never turned up so high as to drown out the delicate layers of cassis, balsam herb, rosemary and dried tobacco that flutter weightlessly at the back. In addition to the high quality of fruit, the wine exhibits seductive notes of spice, tobacco and dried jerky. This excellent Brunello has not yet started its bottle evolution. Its prime drinking window won’t open for another six to ten years so you’ll need to be extremely patient.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/29/2015

Mint and eucalyptus aromas give way to dried cherry and soy flavors in this firmly tannic Brunello. Sweetness and acidity drive the long finish of fruit, spice and mineral. Should be a great bottle in time. Best from 2019 through 2036. 1,700 cases made.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/13/2015

Andrea Mantengoli’s family has owned the original La Serena property since 1933. In 1988 Mantengoli began estate bottling and proceeded to grow the estate from 1 to 8.5 HA. His is currently in the conversion process to become certified organic and should be complete by the 2013 vintage. La Serena is aged exclusively in 20 HL French oak for 24 months. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 11/04/2014

Andrea Mantengolis family has owned the original La Serena property since 1933. In 1988 Mantengoli began estate bottling and proceeded to grow the estate from 1 to 8.5 HA. His is currently in the conversion process to become certified organic and should be complete by the 2013 vintage. La Serena is aged exclusively in 20 HL French oak for 24 months. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 09/09/2014

La Serena's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino explodes from the glass with a heady melange of aromas and flavors. Mocha, espresso, licorice, plums and the blackest of cherries saturate the palate. A large-scaled, voluptuous Brunello, the 2008 could use another year or two in bottle to settle down a bit further. It should drink well for another handful of years. There is plenty of La Serena's typical boldness in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023. - Robert Parker 91+ Points A rich yet vibrant red, sporting flavors of cherry, currant and tobacco backed by a spine of mouthcoating tannins. Offers underlying notes of balsamic and underbrush, with a lingering finish. Best from 2017 through 2033. 2,000 cases made. -BS Good medium ruby-red. Redcurrant, licorice, graphite and violet on the perfumed nose. Juicy and plump, with lively acidity giving lift to the flavors of redcurrant, licorice and minerals. Finishes clean and long, with a note of underbrush...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 06/12/2015

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is beautiful. A large-scaled, opulent wine, the 2007 captures the personality of the vintage while retaining fabulous balance and proportion. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, spices and new leather build effortlessly to the huge, palate staining finish. This is a fabulous showing. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. - Robert Parker 94+ Points Deep, bright red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of dark cherry, dark berries, cocoa powder and leather. Juicy, bright and primary, with serious density and a solid spine of acids and tannins giving thrust to the powerful dark fruit flavors. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and terrific building length and lift. This really grabs the palate and won't let go. An eminently ageworthy 2007. - Stephen Tanzer 93+ Points Smoky overtones of barbecue and pipe tobacco fill in the background and provide a platform for all the busy cherry and ripe berry notes presented on the nose. It’s a big, bold style with loads of savory spice, black pepper and smoked bacon. Drink after 2015. - M.L. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points ** Only 12 in Stock **


External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2012

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


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97 points James Suckling: Intense aromas of dried citrus and meat with hints of rose bush and fresh rosemary. This is full body, with full, velvety tannin and a decadent and rich finish. Fascinating flavors of spice, citrus and meat. Loads of fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016. (12/1/14)

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