2010 Villa le Prata Brunello di Montalcino
Incredible aromatics here with smoked meat, toffee, light prune, dried cherry and dried flower. Full body, soft, velvety tannins and a long, sexy finish. Wonderful depth and intensity. Big wine from a little producer. Try in 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows smooth lines and a curvaceous figure. Soft aromas of cherry, Spanish cedar, licorice, dried rosemary and roasted almond rise from the bouquet. I tried this wine during two phases, once shortly after the bottle was opened and a second time 24 hours later. The evolution and softening of the wine was remarkable and is very encouraging in terms of its potential longevity. Yet, you never lose sight of that characteristic Sangiovese tartness and freshness. Drink this elegant Brunello after 2017. (ML)
A big, powerful wine, Villa Le Prata's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino certainly does not lack intensity. Dried red cherries, iron, smoke, tobacco, game and cedar add a measure of complexity, but the 2010 remains a bit clenched and austere through the mid-palate and finish. If the 2010 fleshes out a bit it may merit a higher score in the future. (AG)