2007 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of grace and elegance. This isn’t a huge, powerful wine like the 2006, but rather a Brunello that impresses for its total finesse. Sweet floral notes lead to hints of tobacco, wild herbs and spices on the refined finish. Layers of fruit flesh out beautifully in a radiant, expressive wine that captures the essence of the vintage. Costanti gave the 2007 Brunello 36 months in oak, 18 months in medium-sized barrels followed by 18 months in cask. This is a fabulous showing from Andrea Costanti. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027. These are two beautiful Brunelli from Andrea Costanti, one of the few producers who has had the skill to give his wines a little extra polish without abandoning what is essentially a traditional style.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full, bright red. Complex, soil-inflected aromas of red cherry, red berries, flowers, spices and minerals. Wonderfully plump, seamless and suave, with enticing sweetness to its red fruit and mineral flavors. A saline element, harmonious acidity and underlying minerality give sappiness and elegance to this very long, strong, sophisticated 2007. This wonderfully silky, sweet, expressive wine retained its energy well after 72 hours in the recorked bottle. A beauty.
An attractive, rich style of Brunello with loads of aromatic intensity. There’s cherry liqueur, rum cake, cola, toasted almond, savory spice, cured meat and tobacco. Nice complexity and evolution. A pure, clean, long, silky close with good structure and acidity. Drink after 2016.
Rich and plummy, with ripe macerated fruit flavors that show hints of iron and dried beef. Concentrated and supple, firming up on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2025.
Concentrated ruby with a narrow orange rim. Fine, sweet, savoury and multilayered. Quite powerful concentration and sweetness. Ripe structuring tannin and enough acidity to keep the tension. Elegant palate weight and long and intense. Very young. 17+/20 points.