2003 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino
The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is very representative of the house style in its intense expression of ripe dark fruit, menthol, leather, chocolate and spices. It offers superb richness and depth, with notable complexity for a wine of its size. Another year of bottle age should help smooth the tannins yet I wouldn't wait too long to drink this wine, as it will likely offers its best drinking relatively early.
Shows wonderful aromas of ripe berry, fresh mushroom, cigar box and spices. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long finish. Excellent for the vintage. Best after 2010. 1,660 cases made.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full red-ruby. Ripe but slightly clenched aromas of plum and dark chocolate, lifted by pepper and mint. Rich, deep and rather lush, with enticing sweetness of fruit and a mouthfilling texture rare for the vintage. Suave and not at all overly sweet. Finishes with substantial sweet tannins and serious building length.