2007 La Lecciaia "Manapetra" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
You’ll love the dark intensity and generous aromatic offerings of this savory riserva Brunello. Dark cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, tobacco and cigar box all meld into one and drive the wine’s momentum. The mouthfeel is tight and compact with a long, polished close.
Aromas of flowers and dried fruits follow through to a full body, with ripe fruit and a citrus lemon undertone. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Manapetra is made in a lighter, more ethereal style than the regular bottling. Floral notes lead to expressive fruit in this medium-bodied, classy Brunello. Firm tannins give the wine its length and sense of proportion. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark ruby-red. Pure, enticing aromas of red cherry, minerals and flowers. Clean and fresh on the palate, with crisp red- and blackcurrant flavors that linger nicely through a bright, mineral-tinged finish. Displays good lift and perfume, not to mention a firm tannic spine. Though it offers early appeal, I'd hold this for four or five years before pulling the cork.
This is fresh, featuring cherry, licorice, leather and balsamic aromas and flavors. In a lighter style, this remains elegant, with a fine coating of dusty tannins. Best from 2013 through 2022.