2006 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a viscerally thrilling wine that takes hold of the palate and never lets up. Waves of dark fruit sit on a textured frame of incomparable class. The wine blossoms over time, with beautifully centered red fruit, tobacco, minerals and scorched earth, all of which flow in a rich, expansive style. The explosive finish is utterly beautiful. This is a superb effort from Sesta di Sopra. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. 95+ points. (AG)
*Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011* Sesta di Sopra delivers a superb and beautiful Brunello with impossible richness and gorgeous intensity. Aromas include black cherry, vanilla, dark mocha, freshly ground espresso and a subtle touch of mineral dryness at the end. It’s equally impressive on the palate with smooth, thick intensity.
Amazing aromas of blackberries, sandalwood and dried flowers. Full body, with chewy tannins and a powerful mouth feel of loads of fruit. Love the wet earth, meat and dark fruits. Needs another three to four years to soften.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red. Lovely perfumed aromas of dark raspberry, minerals, smoke, coffee, rose petal and sexy oak spices. Dense, sweet and seamless, with captivating depth of fruit. Really saturates the palate on the long, ripely tannic finish. At once broad and perfumed, this is a lovely example of sangiovese.
Ripe and juicy, sporting licorice, plum, cherry and balsamic aromas and flavors. Firm tannins provide support, and the finish, though tight, displays a chewy sensation. Best from 2014 through 2028.