2005 Brunello di Montalcino Cupano

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



Cupano’s 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the unqualified successes of the vintage. A richly-textured core of perfumed red fruit flows from the glass, along with suggestions of French oak, tar and smoke. The oak seems more measured than it has been in the past, and what emerges is a transparent yet deeply expressive personality. The wine’s inner perfume and expansive fruit follow through to the long, caressing finish. The 2005 is a wonderful effort from Cupano. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023. ||I still remember the first Brunello I tasted from Cupano, where I was and what I was doing. It was the 2001, and I was floored by the promise of this young winery, only in its second vintage at the time. Inspired by Henri Jayer, proprietors Ornella and Lionel Cousin follow an approach of low yields, full phenolic ripeness, natural yeasts and malolactic fermentation in French oak. I have long felt Cupano was on the brink of realizing its full potential, and the 2005 Brunello may just be the wine with which the estate makes that important step. Wine Advocate.April, 2010


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