Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Italy 2000
Had a bottle of this vintage last week. It is other worldly at the moment. My only concern was the state of the bottle as I got it at a small enoteca that I know has changed hands. It was a terrific price so I splurged on several bottles of different vintages. The 2000 is the first one I have openend and it was fantastic. Easily one of the top 10 bottles I have ever had. Intense black cherry dominating fruit, incredibly smooth, powerful and huge. No doubt has plenty of gas left in the tank. If anything I think this is an under rated effort from what was not a great vintage for the area - but this is a killer bottle of wine.