2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
Aromas of blackberry, stone, slate, oyster shell and truffle, turning to a full body with soft, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This goes on for minutes on the palate. A savory, gorgeous wine. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Full of tension and energy, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine that does honor to the magnificent 2010 vintage. The fruit nuances are layered and plentiful with loads of cherry, cassis and blackberry to keep your interest. The tannins are smooth and ripe with sweet overtones. The wine offers good complexity and definition. Drink this Brunello after 2017. (ML)
Nardi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a juicy, succulent wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, spice and floral notes lift from the glass. Racy and open-knit, the 2010 Brunello is already quite expressive. (AG)
An elegant version, with vibrant acidity and firm, assertive tannins underneath the cherry, strawberry and spice flavors. Tobacco and underbrush notes emerge as this reveals a touch of heat on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2033. (BS)
Wine & Spirits
Notes of tobacco and forest floor meld with this wine’s flavors of ripe black cherry and dark chocolate, edged with candied orange rind and dried thyme. Decant this medium-bodied Brunello and match its fine, tight tannins with seared bistecca.
Aromas recall stewed dark fruit, coffee, clove and toasted oak. The palate delivers plum, woodland berry, mocha, vanilla and a confectionary note alongside bracing tannins. It's still tight and tannic so give it time to unwind. Drink 2017–2022. (KO)