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Stefan B.
Stefan B.
2004 - Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino
Vigorous, harmonious, good tannins, robust structure
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Aromas of raisins, dried flowers and prunes. Gorgeous ripe nose. Full-bodied, round and caressing. Very, very long. Lovely wine. Hard not to drink now. Reminds me of fine Burgundy.
Stefan B.
Stefan B.
2004 - Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo
NEW RELEASE!
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Color: ruby red Scent: harmonious, with notes of withered rose Taste: harmonious, well structured, warm, tannins and acidity in perfect balance, persistent Longevity: about 40 years
Stefan B.
Stefan B.
2003 - Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne
Wine Advocate Score: 91/100
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Rich ruby garnet red colour. A mature, generous, complex nose with ripe aromas of cherries and raspberries, light tobacco notes and pleasant hints of coffee and cocoa powder. The palate is especially mouthfilling and generous with confident, elegant tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Stefan B.
Stefan B.
2004 - Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
one of the best '04
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
COLOUR: Dark, very intense red rubin with violet shades; light garnet-red tonalities that can just be noticed on the glass border.FRAGRANCE: Wide, elegant, delicate, lingering, earthy with mineral hints integrated with the fruity flavour and a sweet spiciness.TASTE: The first impact is sweet with sensations on mouth entry full of structure. Close-knit tannic weight but sweet and silky. Very well balanced tannins with wine sweetness. Full-flavoured and full-bodied, rich in end-palate fruity and spicy sensations.
Stefan B.
Stefan B.
2004 - Talenti Brunello di Montalcino
Nov 03, 2010
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
>the wine is ruby-red in colour with an intense, characteristic and delicate aroma, harmonious, with a hint of vanilla and red fruit, wide and warm taste. Persistent, very harmonious and tasty, with a structure and complexity which gives the wine longevity.
Anthony A.
Anthony A.
1997 - Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino
An Italian Brunello
May 21, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
a beautifully balanced wine that had a touch of leather on the nose and red and dark cherry fruit on the palate. Medium bodied and still tannic. One of the most balanced wines I have had in some time. Remarkably youthful and remarkable balance between fruit, acid, and tannins.  Easily can go another ten years and a great Italian wine.
Michael P.
Michael P.
1999 - Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo
Beautiful Brunello at Accessible Price
May 20, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
So Brunello isn't exactly a deal, but this is a true, beautiful Brunello, with pure Sangiovese character, at a price that seems reasonable for the quality. Truly excellent.
Jon B.
Jon B.
1999 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto
Still young, needs another 5+ years...
May 15, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Infantacide indeed. Popped from cellar and poured to taste. The darkest wine I've seen. It looked like black coffee with a brick red tint. Initially, musty and woody. Left it alone in the bottle for 12 hours. Gave it a sniff still closed and musty. Decanted and left alone for another 8 hours. Got home from a Christmas celebration and it was finally showing well. Coffee and dark chocolate aromas dominated the nose, along with dark berries. It was a little bit hollow. Fairly acidic but very refreshing. Fine tannins. Long finish. I'm not opening any more bottles for another 7 years.
Jon B.
Jon B.
2003 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova
Wonderful juice...
May 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Popped and consumed over 8 hours. This has not shut down, yet. Very, very dark brick red color. Nose of creme di cassis, dried fruit and dry earth, beautiful. In the mouth, huge, but pleasent tannins, lots of acidity but a good amount of fruit to balance everything out. Lots of dried fruit character in the mouth. Very solid Brunello. A-/A
Jon B.
Jon B.
2003 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Needs time...at the very least five...
May 12, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Popped and consumed over an 8 hour period. I'm guessing it is nearly shut down. Very dark brick red color. Nose of dark fruits, menthol, tar, leather and licorice. Bright acidity, round, mouth coating tannins, and balanced with a long earthy finish. B+ Best after 2013
Michael P.
Michael P.
1998 - Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo
Awesome wine, man how I love Brunello
Apr 25, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This wine rocks, wonderfully pure sangiovese expression from a great vintage, highly recommended
David R.
David R.
2001 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
WOW! This is THE BEST BRUNELLO EVER!
Apr 14, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
The benchmark for 2001 Brunello, the Casanova di Neri does not dissapoint. Big bold black fruit, with a nice touch of oak and bracing tannin. This is a SUPER big wine. It's almost black in the glass, with a lush mouthfeel and an extremely long finish. It's no wonder it was the number 1 wine of the year in 2006. Does it get any better than this?
David R.
David R.
2001 - Collelceto Brunello di Montalcino
Classic Brunello
Apr 14, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
This is a true old world brunello. Nice fruit on the palate, but also those hints of good barnyard. Not a blockbuster like some of the other 2001s, but definitely one every brunello lover should try. This is a food wine. Tannins are refined and well integrated.
David R.
David R.
2001 - Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Venerable Valdicava
Apr 14, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Amazing wine! Full bodied, concentrated with loads of fruit--yet still retains the classic Italian old world style. Amazing dish with lamb at Barbambino. Glad I have 1 more. This wine is just as good as the 2001 Casanova di Neri. 
David R.
David R.
2001 - Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
Amazing Argiano
Apr 14, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
Amazing brunello. Medium bodied, good barnyard and oak, lovely bright cherry flavors with silky and sweet tannins. Perfect with dinner at Incanto. So good I purchased 2 more!
David R.
David R.
2001 - Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Corked Capanna
Apr 14, 2008
1 star
One of the worst Brunellos I've ever had. .. too much barnyard (brett), thought could have been corked. This is the 2nd bottle I've opened and it was truly disapointing especially since there are so many great 2001s out there. Will never buy again.
Geoff B.
Geoff B.
2001 - Gerla, La Brunello di Montalcino
Apr 11, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
 
James W.
James W.
2000 - Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova
If you like Italians....
Apr 09, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star

So I had this a little young and perhaps it had some more growing up to do, but even letting the thing breathe for several hours didn't change it that much.  This wine, like most Italian wine, is a food wine, and for the price, I like to enjoy a wine on it's own merit.  We got this at Costco for $35 and it was still too much in my opinion. 

It was a well made wine, with a lot of mushroom and light strawberries, but it just didn't bring anything exciting to my palate that I can't get from most $20 italian red wines.  The vintage after this got wine spectators wine of the year award - my dad and I have a bottle of that one too.  It will not suffer the same fate of an infant mortality.  

88 Points

Tony P.
Tony P.
2000 - Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli
Great homework
Apr 08, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
The '00 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino was acutally a bit tough to figure out.  We spent a few hours just trying to pin down what were some of the aromoas were were tasting, but once we got that nailed down, it was very enjoyable.  It has gorgeous aromas of raspberry, flowers and mineral follow through to a silky palate; SMOOTH.

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