2008 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sesta di Sopra’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is rather closed in its aromatics, but is more expressive on the palate, where layers of dark red fruit come alive. Smoke, tar, licorice, scorched earth and smoke add an attractive element of gravitas on the finish. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008, nevertheless, packs a serious punch. The long, superbly delineated finish bodes well for the future, but the 2008 needs time in bottle to settle down a bit more. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
Dark cherry, leather, tobacco and spicy aromas of cured meat open the bouquet of this deeply layered Brunello. There’s fruit intensity as well in the form of cassis, dried raspberry or cranberry. The natural freshness and structure here would pair well with thick home-made pasta and sauce. — M.L. (5/1/2013)
A solid and chewy wine with layers of ripe tannins and cherry, chocolate character. Full and rich. A little disjointed now. Better in 2014
Another classic Brunello from Ettore Spina. It takes the volume of the Rosso, which we loved, and turns everything up to 10: the complexity, the balance and the ageability.