2001 Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made in a super-ripe style, the deeply-colored 2001 Brunello di Montalcino presents attractive suggestions of earthiness, dark fruit, chocolate and new oak. It is a juicy, ample wine ... (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Slightly roasted aromas of redcurrant, cherry, coffee and smoky oak. A supple, sweet midweight, with sangiovese-typical notes of cherry, plum, mocha and leather, all nicely framed by firm acidity. Not the last word in complexity but suave and satisfying, with insidious persistence on the ripely tannic finish.
Very jammy with lots of berry and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with a long finish. A bit one-dimensional, but will develop nicely. Best after 2008.
2 Glasses Gambero Rosso. Over the past decade Emilia Nardi has taken her family's Tenute Silvio Nardi's wines from those sought after for their unbeatable prices, to wines sought after for their excellence.
Deep healthy crimson. Broad spread of aromas that splits the difference between old and new. Rather sweet and bloody start with very pronounced tannins on the finish. Pretty glamorous – very marked acidity.
Wine & Spirits
Plush and superripe, this is easy to drink. It feels softened by new French oak, the purple fruit touched by raisining in the grapes. A wine to decant for boar ragù.