2003 Brunello di Montalcino


91Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy

Valdicava’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, brooding effort loaded with black cherries, smoke, tar and earthiness. This expressive, powerful wine needs at least another year or two to settle down. While not as extreme as the 2001, it stands apart for its intensity of color and the sheer volume of its extract. In 2003 the Brunello spent three and a half years in 45 and 50-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks. Abruzzese says the spring rains in the northern part of Montalcino left the wines with enough water reserves to mature without going into hydric stress. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. Apr 2008, www.robertparker.com

Antonio Galloni, Vinous    Score: 91/100

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£333.00
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