2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino
Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full-bodied, with powerful, layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften: better in 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and voluptuous expression with opulent fruit tones and equally intense oak nuances. The wine ages in botte grande for 26 months and the slow oxidation has done much to increase the aromatic intensity of the wine. Bold and chewy with thick lines, this wine also shows tight wood astringency that should soften, to a good extent, with time. There are sweet tones of baking spice and sweet cherry syrup on the close. The style is appropriate for lovers of big Brunello. San Filippo makes an impressive statement in 2010. (ML)
Combines aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, tar, leather and spice with a lashing of tannins. Tight and monolithic now, but all the components are in the right proportions. Just needs time. (BS)