2007 Máté Brunello di Montalcino
A ripe fruit element that is perfectly contained and just short of seeming overdone or overtly jammy. It's soft and round with loads of oak-driven spice, like cinnamon and ground clove, and plump tones of red cherry, blackberry and plum. What's really nice here is the fresh density and overall supple texture.
Aromas of leather, dried citrus rind and berries, follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Lively acidity. Lots of dried citrus character. A little austere, but savory. Drink now or hold.
The cherry, plum and leather flavors are accented by oak spice in this modern-styled red. It works together well, following up with cedar and tobacco notes on the long finish. Bright and juicy. Best from 2014 through 2024.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a huge wine endowed with tons of textural depth and richness. Flowers, mint, oak, licorice and tobacco are some of the notes that add complexity to the exuberant fruit in this large scaled, dramatic Brunello. A distinct element of sweetness is distracting. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.