2006 Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera is a beautiful, mid-weight wine graced with exquisite aromatics, well-articulated fruit and a long, polished finish. This remains a medium-bodied, focused style of Brunello that shows the more feminine side of Sangiovese. Saline notes frame the focused, energetic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Structured and dense, this bold Brunello offers big color, density and extraction. On the nose, it is characterized by elegant oak tones of vanilla and spice that are married to bright cherry after tones.
Dark berries such as mulberries and ripe strawberries on the nose. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, clean finish. Delicate and flavorful. Best after two to three years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good bright, deep red. Sexy aromas of red cherry, rose petal and spices reminded me a bit of a Chambolle. A juicy, lithe midweight, with very firm acidity giving focus to the pretty, high-pitched flavors of black raspberry and candied violet. Still youthfully tight, but this stylish wine finishes with suave tannins.