Il Marroneto’s 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a lovely wine. Tobacco, underbrush, leather and sweet red cherries flow from this medium to full-bodied, accessible Brunello. The tannins are firm, yet beautifully-integrated and the wine offers outstanding freshness as well as fine overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.
This small estate lies just outside the town of Montalcino. The wines seem to be getting better with each passing vintage, and these 2003s are both very strong efforts.
Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (April 2008) Score: 90/100 Drink 2008-2018