2007 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $55)
La Fortuna's riserva shows a touch of sweetness on the nose with aromas of plump cherry, melted chocolate, exotic spice and fragrant blue flower. In the mouth, Sangiovese Grosso's natural austerity and freshness brings out the wine’s nuanced complexity and long persistency.
Interesting aromas of dried berries with cherries and watermelon. Full body, with integrated, chewy and polished tannins. Tangy finish. Pretty citrus undertones here. Drink or hold.
This ripe red delivers cherry, plum, raspberry and floral notes on a rich, dense texture. Bright, with well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Shows more muscle than finesse. Best from 2015 through 2030.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(15% alcohol): Bright red. Intense sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) complement ripe red cherry, coconut and floral aromas on the enticing nose. On the palate, sweet flavors of red cherry, plum, milk chocolate and licorice deliver a fresh impression. Finishes saline and clean, with lively acidity, fine-grained tannins and apparent alcoholic warmth.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino hits the palate with exuberant, juicy fruit followed by high-toned floral and minty notes that develop over time. This is a fairly bold, fruit-driven Riserva built for near-term enjoyment, simple and expressive. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.