brunello di montalcino riserva

1999 Castello Banfi Poggio all’Oro Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Don’t be touchin’ my almost 20-year old Brunello di Montalcino! Red and black cherries, black plums, a hint of balsamic and wet earth on the nose. Bright red cherries and loads of black plums on the palate with earth and mushroom notes as well as a sweet balsamic glaze. Very round with wonderful acidity. Really begging for some Italian food (like me!).

4/5 bones

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Sangiovese

14% abv

Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany), ITALY

2009 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

This wine’s a little more modern in style for a Brunello di Montalcino! A lot of juicy, ripe, red fruit! Red cherries, strawberries, and perhaps even some tomato skin on the nose. Earth, clove, and fennel notes as well. Great acidity and vanilla on the finish. 

P.S. I got the wrong bottle at the wine tasting event so the pic is showing the 2007 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Boo. 

4/5 bones

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Sangiovese

14.5% abv

Tuscany, ITALY