2007 San Polino Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $58)
Ash and spices, with hints of plums and dark fruits. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and lots of wood. Impressive intensity of ripe and balanced fruit. Better in 2015. Made from biodynamic grapes.
Beautiful opening, dark concentration. Luscious dark fruit and huge aromatic intensity. Dark red cherry and crème de cassis. Inky black licorice, dried ginger and ground pepper. Defined and tight in the mouth with long mouthfeel and persistency.
A round red, sporting cherry and plum flavors matched to a firm structure, followed by firm grip on the finish. This shows some power, along with a hint of clay or loam notes. Best from 2014 through 2028.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium red. Varietally expressive aromas of red cherry, dried flowers, spices and leather. Suave, ripe and juicy, with penetrating acidity giving definition to the flavors of red berries and dried flowers. Good fresh Brunello with a light touch. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins and very good length.