2010 Palazzo Brunello di Montacino
Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a long, intense finish. It's like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018.
Ripe and juicy, boasting cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco flavors, accented by an iron note. This stays taut and focused on the finish. Racy and balanced. Best from 2019 through 2035.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to savory tones of dark spice, dried cherry, grilled herb and cola. The wine sees 36 months in oak and although you feel the toast and the savory spice, the wood feels well integrated even at this young stage in the wine's life. Tight tannins, bright acidity, generous fruit flavors and youthful astringency characterize the mouthfeel. This Brunello needs a few more years of steady cellar aging in order to find its footing. The 2010 vintage delivers both power and elegance. (ML)