2007 La Fornacina Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $48)
This Brunello offers a bright, vertical delivery of aromas with lively cherry, cola, humus, dark spice and pipe tobacco as well as savory tones of beef bresaola and even a touch of white peppercorn. Impressive complexity and workmanship. Elegant and streamlined on the close with a bright point of freshness.
Aromas of earth and spices, with hints of plum jam. Full body, round and soft with a custard, berry and cream aftertaste. Decadent undertone. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino shows plenty of energy and focus. The wine fleshes out nicely on the mid-palate as the flavors become more expressive. Hints of sweet pipe tobacco, leather, smoke and licorice add complexity on the radiant finish. This is a very pretty wine from La Fornacina. The 2007 is a rich, generous Brunello that is likely to offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.