2010 Brunello di Montalcino Canalicchio di Sopra



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Average critic rating : 95.67 points

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Dark red cherries, plums, spices, mint, licorice and hard candy jump from the glass in the estate's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. Ripe, juicy and deeply expressive, the 2010 boasts stunning mid-palate density. Even with all of its immediacy and voluptuousness, the 2010 has enough structure to drink well for another 20+ years. The Canalicchio Brunellos always offer power, but the 2010 overlays tons of finesse to round things out.

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Dark and brooding, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is yet another surprise from an under-the-radar winery. This is an extremely focused expression of Sangiovese with sharp definition and penetrating aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, crushed black pepper that all work in magic harmony. Beautifully ethereal, the wine delivers balsam notes of menthol, licorice and rosemary oil that go a long way to cement the wine's significant persistency. The bouquet is impeccable. In the mouth, Maurizio Lambardi's Brunello shows tight tannins that require more time to soften. This wine will reward those who wait.

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The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino will blow you away. This is a delightful expression that boasts its extreme quality from the minute the wine is poured from the bottle. As you should expect, it just gets better and better with each additional minute in the glass. It opens to a vibrant dark ruby color and blackish-garnet hues. The bouquet is ever changing and shows a long succession of aromatic characteristics that rage from dark fruit, plum, spice, leather, licorice, red rose, balsam and grilled herb. It's textbook Brunello from a great vintage and this side of the appellation (on the northeastern side) performs fantastically in 2010. This beauty should hold fifteen years or more. ||To Francesco Ripaccioli the 2010 vintage is historic and offers a similar alignment of the perfect growing conditions seen in 1997. "The only difference," he says: "Is we have 13 more years of growing experience." That experience shows in 2010 and Canalicchio di Sopra is today among the most articulate narrators of the Sangiovese story. eRobertParker.com.February, 2015

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