2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

SKU #1217828 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Lots of meat, spice and ripe fruit on then nose with hints of blackberry and black cherry. Orange peel too! Full body, dense and velvety with lots of ripe and rich fruit as well as soft texture. Lots of depth and richness. Plenty on the finish. Layers of character here. Needs another three or four years to come together in bottle. Inner quote mark (12/2014)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Claudia Ferrero 2010 Brunello di Montalcino jumps from the glass with exotic dark fruit, smoke, leather, spices and menthol. Juicy, dark and seductive, the 2010 boasts tremendous depth and tons of pure harmony. Lavender, dried herbs, smoke and tobacco add further veins of complexity on the powerful, structured finish. This is a very strong effort and a true winner from Claudia Ferrero. The 2010 spent 22 days on the skins and was aged for two years in French oak casks. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2015)

K&L Notes

Claudia Ferrero and her husband/winemaker Pablo Härri's estate is called the Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino where they are bordered by Argiano and Banfi's Riserva vineyard "Poggio all'Oro." The small production of this wine, which averages about 600 cases per year, is aged in two French Allier casks of 21 and 30 hectoliters (that's big) for 2 years and then in bottle for another two years before release. (Greg St. Clair, K&L's Italian Buyer)

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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/18/2015 | Send Email
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One of the curious attributes of the stellar 2010 vintage is that most wines are darker in color than normal, Ferrero is no different and the lustrous sheen should prep you for what is coming up. The nose is full of tight black cherry aromatics, focused, vibrant and penetrating. On the palate the first thing I noticed was the length and balance, normally in Ferrero I usually find it’s the weight and richness in the first sensation but this wines’ incredible balance just jumps out at you. The flavors are saturated, dense, layered and all held in perfect balance, the black cherry is accented with hints of earth and spice and the finish goes on and on. The best wine Ferrero has produced.
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