2006 Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino
95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Podere Brizio delivers a super pleasurable and succulent Brunello with a soft, chewy consistency and a long, velvety finish. The bouquet is composed of dark fruit, mature blackberry, chocolate, espresso, smoke, crushed clove and toasted nut." (04/11) 94 points Wine Spectator: "A smooth customer, with sweet oak spice, ripe cherry, plum and black tea aromas and flavors. The stiff structure shows up on the finish, but this has depth and layers, lingering for a long time on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2026." (06/11) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an elegant wine laced with dark cherries, plums, licorice, new leather, mint and French oak. All of the elements come together beautifully in this silky, mid-weight Brunello. The vibrant, eternal finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. This subtle, impeccably refined Brunello can be enjoyed with minimum cellaring, but it will be even better in another few years. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026." 92 points Suckling: "Very pretty blackberry and currant aromas, with hints of flowers and sandalwood. Dried fruits too. Full bodied, with intense tannins, but they have a polish and refinement. Lovely density in the center palate. I would try this in two or three years."