2006, Salvioni, Brunello Montalcino Cerbaiola

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 96

Drinking Dates: 2016-2035

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 29-Jan-2016

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.