2007 Verbena Brunello di Montalcino
Gorgeous aromas of dark fruits such as plums and raspberries. Full body, with soft and velvety tannins and a chocolate, vanilla and fruit aftertaste. Turns to roasted meat and berries. Intense and very long finish. Drink or hold. Much better than the 2006.
Here’s a gorgeous wine with a deep, inky color and super extraction that is elegant but powerful at the same time. This is a balanced wine, but it’s also an intense wine, with loads of ripe fruit, spice and tobacco. It feels smooth and rich, with a finely crafted texture that is velvety and supple.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, full-bodied wine bursting with fruit and sheer energy. Plums, black cherries, licorice, French oak, smoke and tar emerge from this nicely articulated Brunello. The 2007 loses just a touch of persistence on the finish. Otherwise, this is a fine effort. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium red. Slightly roasted, high-toned aromas of red berry liqueur, black cherry, licorice, smoke and leather. Plump, sweet and already quite expressive, with a very ripe cherry flavor complicated by coffee and mocha notes and a suggestion of marzipan. Finishes with sweet tannins. In a plush style, for drinking over the next ten years.