2007 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino
Aromas of black truffles and roses, with dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a solid core of pure fruit and super silky tannins. This has so much class and finesse. Wonderful length too. Better in 2014. Best ever from here." (01/12)
Spice and bright notes of dried tobacco, ginger, cola and black pepper mark this wine, which displays deep richness and intensity. Crisp, clean finish.
This red is rich and sumptuous, yet well-defined by bright acidity and lovely balance. This frames the cherry, strawberry, spice and tobacco flavors, while the tannins should soften soon. Fine length. Best from 2014 through 2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Musky, inviting, soil-driven aromas of dark raspberry, cherry, leather and game. Silky and rich on entry, then surprisingly backward and unforthcoming in the middle, with acidity slightly elevated today. Nicely vinous wine, finishing with sweet tannins and very good grip and length.