2009 Il Valentiano "Campo di Marzo" Brunello di Montalcino
Focused and balanced, it opens with a fragrance recalling ripe berries, wet soil, red rose, blue flower and baking spices. The spicy palate delivers wild cherry, cinnamon-spice, white pepper, hot red pepper and a mineral note alongside brooding tannins and just enough fresh acidity. Drink 2016–2021. — K.O
Very pretty, savory Brunello with plums, and hints of jam and balsamic character. Full body with a velvety texture and a long finish. Drink or hold.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, deep red. Enticing aromas of raspberry and fresh flowers are lifted by a steely mineral note. Fresh, vibrant and nicely delineated, showing sneaky concentration and energy. Has the backbone for a graceful evolution in bottle but this wine is hard to resist now.