2010 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
*Highly Recommended* There are plenty of bass notes here, augmented by plum, licorice, spice and chocolate hints, along with cherry and floral flavors. The solid structure suggests this will age at a glacial pace, though the long aftertaste indicates a lot of future pleasure. Shows excellent balance and harmony overall. Best from 2019 through 2036.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Showing a dark garnet color and thick consistency, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a very beautiful expression of Sangiovese executed in a generous and opulent style. The wine reveals deep layers with black cherry, prune, spice, leather, wet earth and pressed rose. Despite the powerful approach, there is no mistaking the wine's feminine side. I am referring to the floral, dried potpourri and church incense elements that give this Brunello such distinguished grace. (ML)
A firm and fresh red with lots of lemon, dried fruit and generosity. Full and firm yet bright and lively. A fun combination of structure and bright fruit to this. Drink or hold.
Truffle, leather, scorched earth, menthol and steeped plum aromas lead the way on this full-bodied red. The brawny palate offers dried black cherry steeped in spirits, blackberry confiture, licorice, cinnamon and mocha alongside a backbone of fine-grained tannins. You can barely detect the warmth of alcohol on the finish. Give it a few more years to fully come together. Drink 2018–2026.