2005 Brunello di Montalcino Valdicava



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Average critic rating : 92.33 points

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The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding wine that flows with the essence of smoke, tar, earthiness, wild cherries and iron. This is one of most rich, concentrated Brunellos of the vintage. Dark and enveloping on the palate, this powerful, virile Brunello closes with substantial heft. It should age beautifully on the depth of its fruit, but readers will enjoy a far more complete drinking experience if the wine is given at least few years in bottle to shed some of its baby fat. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. ||Vincenzo Abbruzzese is one of the most outspoken, passionate growers in Montalcino. His beautifully tended vineyards yield some of the richest wines in the region; and that’s where most of the focus is – on the vineyards. The winery itself is unremarkable and is equipped with just the bare essentials. All of the wines are aged in large, neutral oak; what comes through is Abbruzzese’s commitment to low yields, sustainable farming and non-interventionalist winemaking. Unfortunately I was not able to taste the 2008 Rosso in bottle, but several samples tasted from tank and cask seemed quite promising. Wine Advocate.April, 2010

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The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding wine that flows with the essence of smoke, tar, earthiness, wild cherries and iron. This is one of most rich, concentrated Brunellos of the vintage. Dark and enveloping on the palate, this powerful, virile Brunello closes with substantial heft. It should age beautifully on the depth of its fruit, but readers will enjoy a far more complete drinking experience if the wine is given at least few years in bottle to shed some of its baby fat. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate April 2010

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Aromas of minerals, ripe fruit, a delicate floral character. On the palate it is fresh and fabulous with a long finish. Lots going on here. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Valdicava is widely regarded as one of the greatest vine growers in Italy, producing some of the most unique, opulent Brunellos in Tuscany. The estate covers 333 acres, with 57 devoted to Sangiovese vines.Owner Vincenzo Abbruzzese and oenologist Attiliio Pagli are passionate about making wines which are expressions of the terroir. The focus is all about the immaculately kept vineyards: Valdicava’s Brunello is made from some of the lowest yields in Tuscany, which gives the wines their wonderfully deep colour and concentration.



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