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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2006
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Category: Red Wine
Region: Italy » Tuscany » Brunello di Montalcino
Producer: La Serena
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La Serena

La Serena's Brunello di Montalcino comes from 17 year old vineyards near the famed Montesoli Cru. The vineyards, planted at 350 meters above sea level on clayey, calcareous soils, benefit from longer ripening periods and higher levels of acidity than their lower altitude counterparts. Fermentation takes place in large, temperature controlled, stainless steel vats, before being racked into large (20 hectoliter) French botte for 2 years. After aging in oak, the wine is aged in bottle for another 12 months before being released.

Wine Spectator

Beautifully perfumed, this red features rose, peony, black currant, tar and licorice aromas and flavors. This is ripe and dense, with well-integrated tannins and acidity that funnel the fruit and savory notes into a long aftertaste. Complex and intense. Best from 2013 through 2026. 1,600 cases made.

Score: 97. —Bruce Sanderson, August 31, 2011.

James Suckling

I am impressed with the minerals, blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Lavender too. Full body, with masses of fruit and tannins, yet refined and polished. Incredibly decadent. Made from organic grapes. Please don't touch this until 2015.

Score: 96. January 15, 2011.

Wine Enthusiast

La Serena offers an amazing wine with rich smoothness and loads of chocolate and cherry intensity. In the mouth, the wine tastes round and soft with bright almond and cinnamon notes on the close. Pair it with saltimbocca, or veal steaks wrapped in ham and sage leaf.

Score: 94. —Monica Larner, April 04, 2011.

Wine Advocate

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an exciting, full-throttle wine bursting with dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, spices, roasted coffee beans and spices. The intensity of the fruit builds towards the enveloping, round finish. Despite its size, the wine is already pretty open. I don't think this will be a long-term ager, but it should drink very nicely over the medium term. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

Score: 93. —Antonio Galloni, May 2011.

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