1999 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Wild, Cote-Rotie-like aromas of raspberry, leather, bloody steak and magnolia. Lush, sweet, fat and seamless; rustic in a positive way. Notes of leather, tobacco, meat, coffee and earth. Finishes with broad, fine, sweet tannins. A distinctly sauvage, very dense wine that should offer early accessibility. (ST)
Impressive aromas of ripe fruit and fresh mushrooms, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a generous berry, spice and tar aftertaste. I like this stylish red. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino, with penetrating, spicy, and leathery aromas, is intense and concentrated on the palate, and is just beginning to round off. There are some tannins to resolve on the finish, but the depth of flavor should insure another ten years of satisfying drinking ahead. (DT)
This '99 Brunello from Uccelliera is ripe and chocolaty, with earthy, sweet leather flavors, a rich mid palate and lots of structure. 12,000 bottles produced.