2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Sesta di Sopra is another winery in Montalcino that delivers a powerful and well balanced wine in this important vintage. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an impressive effort and a wine that sports a masculine and muscular personality. The nose is redolent of dark fruit, wild berry, died cherry, leather and tobacco. All those components come together in seamless fashion. The wine shows medium density in terms of mouthfeel but very long persistence. This is a wine of immense inner class and elegance.
A tightly wound, austere style, with strawberry and cherry fruit, accented by notes of tobacco, tea and iron, wrapped in a cloak of dusty tannins. The finish is incredibly long, giving a lasting impression of sweet fruit. Be patient. Best from 2019 through 2035.-B.S
Complete and complex Brunello with plum, floral and dried meat aromas and flavors. Full body, silky tannins, and a flavorful finish. Salty and savory. Drink or hold.
Truffle, leather, wild berry, baking spice and a whiff of toast are some the aromas you’ll find on this elegantly structured red. The firm palate delivers dried Morello cherry, licorice, espresso and clove alongside assertive, fine-grained tannins that grip the finish.
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is ample and broad on the palate, while retaining a mid-weight sense of structure. Tobacco, licorice, dried stone fruit, and spice are all nicely expressive. (AG)