2006, Salvioni, Brunello Montalcino Cerbaiola

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 97

Drinking Dates: 2018-2036

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-May-2016

Also boasting a traditional winemaking approach, I thought that Salvioni's 2006 Brunello di Montalcino has held together much better than the 2006 Brunello we tasted from Cerbaiona. This is a beautiful wine that delivers a more controlled and consistent evolution. It drinks beautifully right now, but the tonic freshness of the fruit implies that it still has a long way to go. The bouquet opens to fine layers of dried fruit, licorice and balsam herb. Background tones include crushed mineral, tar, juniper and cured bresaola. There is enormous integrity here with energy and zesty crispness at the back. The tannins have been curbed and now show their softness and silkiest form. This is a true beauty and is one of the wines that most delighted me in this tasting.