2010 Cupano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
A big, juicy red with dried berry, nut and stone. Hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, tannic and very extracted. Dense and chewy. Loads going on. Spicy, smoked meat and hints of cedar. Needs four or five years to come together.
Cupano's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the richest, deepest wines of the vintage. Plush and concentrated to the core, the 2010 boasts serious intensity in its cherry compote, plum tart, smoke, licorice and spice notes. The flavors are bold and persistent in a seamless Brunello built on pure texture. Once again, Lionel Cousin and Ornella Tondini have crafted one of the most distinctive wines of the vintage. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a smoky, spicy, fruit-forward effort with gamy aromas of cured meat, soy sauce and smoked bacon at the front. The wine sports a dark color and thick concentration. There are ripe berry tones of blackberry preserves and dried prune, but the savory spice aromas are the driving force of this wine. Its flavors are on the oxidized and evolved side of the spectrum. (ML)