2006 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino
A pretty and balanced wine with tobacco, berry, flowers and cherries. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Raisins and sultanas go on and on. Give it time. Better after 2013.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous, substantial wine laced with black cherries, plums, licorice, menthol, new leather and a streak of French oak. Floral notes appear in the glass, adding freshness, lift and balance to this dark, introspective wine. All of the elements flow together gracefully in this mid-weight, hugely delicious, expansive Brunello. I preferred the straight Brunello to the Lucere on both occasions I tasted the wines. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Aromas of ripe cherry, sweet spices and autumn woods draw you in, where all the elements integrate on the palate for a harmonious whole. Features a fine, long aftertaste of tobacco and spice. Best from 2013 through 2025.
This bright Brunello is accented by a few sharp points of acidity that will soften with more years of bottle aging. On the nose, the wine shows layers of wild berry, bramble, white mushroom, moist earth and pressed violets.