2014 Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany
Winemaker Notes: Intense garnet red, bright with transparent borders. Intriguing nose, at first a mixture of licorice and juniper berries, after which underbrush berries with balsamic notes. Supple and velvety, sapid and enveloping, it is dynamic on the palate due to the tannins, the finish is extremely pleasant, persistent and spicy.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino takes an extra minute or two to open in the glass. Although it starts off slowly, it does blossom nicely to reveal cassis, dried cherry, spice, balsam herb and rose petal. The wine offers an intact and generous bouquet that provides more intensity and depth than many of its peers. However, you recognize those vintage-specific traits in the mouth where the wine is streamlined, firm and fresh with moderate persistence."
James Suckling - "This has brambly red-fruit aromas and flavors on offer with a slightly tangy and chalky texture on the palate. Nice red-cherry drive. Balanced, too. Drink in the next five years."
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