2010 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
Superb depth and richness on the nose and palate. Full body, with dried cherry and plum with hints of orange peel. Chocolate too. This is Brunello like. Tiny producer. Drink now or hold.
A blockbuster! An unbelievable year in Montalcino, 2010 is being hailed as the best vintage in memory. Even 90-plus-year-old Nello Baricci says it is the best vintage he's ever tasted, and he's tasted a few. The desire to call Sesta's 2010 Rosso a "baby" Brunello is really coursing through my veins, as much as I don't like to use the phrase, but man this wine is something. This wine so complete, with such depth of flavor, so much fruit and such perfect balance; it is stunningly good for the price and remarkably drinkable now, although I'll be aging a six-pack myself for another few years. if you're new to Brunello, this is a great wine to get familiar with the region at a really good price. (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian wine buyer)