2007 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino
A bold, plump and soft expression of Brunello, with sweet berry fruit, chocolate fudge, cinnamon spice and marzipan. The wine's appearance is dark and well extracted. Despite the grandeur of the nose, the mouthfeel is compact, tight and firm
Interesting aromas of cola and plums, with hints of ripe strawberries. Full body, with velvety and chewy tannins with a long flavorful finish. Fruit and butterscotch aftertaste. Structured. Better in 2014.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is very pretty in this vintage. Layers of expressive ripe fruit flow effortlessly from this deep, seamless Brunello. The 2007 doesn't have a ton of aromatic nuance; rather it is a wine to drink for its luscious fruit and open, engaging personality. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full medium red. Musky red fruits on the nose, complicated by smoky minerality. Plush and silky but not heavy, offering enticing sweetness of red fruit and earth flavors and an almost glyceral texture. Very 2007 in style. Finishes pliant and rich, with a note of licorice and surprising medicinal reserve.
La Velona's winery sits in the southeast corner of the Montalcino growing zone, just outside of the tiny hamlet of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where it's warmed by the southern exposure and blessed with sunlight from the open view to Mount Amiata across the Orcia River Valley.