2006 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino
I love the aromas of strawberry pie and cream, with hints of dried berries. Full bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit. Long and beautiful. Succulent. Hard not to drink now, but will improve with age. Decadent. Made from organic grapes.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Slightly reduced, musky aromas of raspberry, cherry, smoke, chocolate and minerals. Sweet, vibrant and taut; in fact, a bit youthfully imploded, with terrific pinot-like lift and minerality to its flavors of cherry, cola, flowers, leather and earth. At once sappy and elegant. Finishes very long, with noble tannins. Its firm acids and inner-mouth energy suggest that it will age well.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a big, bold wine imbued with wild cherries, earthiness, tar, smoke and grilled herbs. This shows more of the rustic side of Sangiovese in its hearty personality, but there is more than enough substance in the fruit to balance some of the wine’s edgier qualities. Licorice, new leather and French oak linger on a round, harmonious finish that compensates for some of the wine’s small imperfections. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Delivers a mix of cherry, raspberry and cocoa aromas and flavors, picking up spice and tobacco elements on the finish. This is open and inviting, tightening up on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2024.
Wine & Spirits
Cool and spicy, this wine has the feel of a dark, earthen cellar. There’s a spicy tomato and cola nut character to the fruit, an iron-rich depth to the tannin. The wine’s mineral structure will carry it for another five years in the cellar.