The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is shaping up to be a modern-day legend. Sweet roses, hard candy, cherries and flowers make a stunning first impression. Based on its breathtaking inner perfume and sweetness this could easily be mistaken for a first-rate Barolo or Barbaresco, but then the tannins hit the palate with the much more friendly personality of Sangiovese. The delineation of aromas and flavors is head-spinning, while the finish is utterly seamless. This is a profound, breathtaking wine from Giulio Salvioni. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. Giulio Salvioni made what may very well turn out to be the wine of the vintage. The house style favors low yields, long macerations and aging in cask.
Good bright deep red. High-pitched aromas of blackberry, dark cherry compote, violet and woodsmoke. Dense, sweet and highly concentrated, with lush flavors of dark raspberry and minerals. Extraordinarily seamless wine with an explosive back half displaying great breadth and length, considerable power and a late hint of underbrush. A beauty.
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