2006 Tassi Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Freshly cut flowers, bright red cherries, spices and licorice are some of the nuances that waft from the glass as Tassi's 2006 Brunello di Montalcino shows off its elegant, classy personality. This is an absolutely joyous glass of Brunello. The wine’s inner perfume and sweet, layered fruit meld together seamlessly through to the polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Orange peel, with sweet tobacco and cedar undertones and lots of dried fruits. Full body, with raisins and cream pudding and plenty of pretty fruit. Give it two or three years of bottle age to give it more complexity.
This hearty expression of Brunello opens with darkly sophisticated layers of smoked bacon, smoked bresaola and sweet black fruit or plum. Those plush, sweet flavors continue to the mouth and the wine ends with spicy, textured tannins.