2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
Lots of meat, spice and ripe fruit on then nose with hints of blackberry and black cherry. Orange peel too! Full body, dense and velvety with lots of ripe and rich fruit as well as soft texture. Lots of depth and richness. Plenty on the finish. Layers of character here. Needs another three or four years to come together in bottle.
Claudia Ferrero 2010 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with exotic dark fruit, smoke, leather, spices and menthol. Juicy, dark and seductive, the 2010 boasts tremendous depth and tons of pure harmony. Lavender, dried herbs, smoke and tobacco add further veins of complexity on the powerful, structured finish. This is a very strong effort and a true winner from Claudia Ferrero. The 2010 spent 22 days on the skins and was aged for two years in French oak casks. (AG)
Claudia Ferrero and her husband/winemaker Pablo Härri's estate is called the Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino where they are bordered by Argiano and Banfi's Riserva vineyard "Poggio all'Oro". The small production of this wine which averages about 600 cases per year is aged in two French Allier casks of 21 and 30 hectoliters (that's big) for 2 years and then in bottle for another two years before release. (Greg St.Clair K&L's Italian Buyer)