2001, Valdicava, Brunello Montalcino

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2011-2021

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-Nov-2008

Valdicava s fully-saturated, almost black 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is a massively endowed effort packed with opulent layers of jammy dark fruit, licorice, cassis and earth. It offers great length in a richly sumptuous, concentrated style. I must admit this wine s virtually black color is hard to understand but it is difficult for me to fault the absolute quality of what is in the glass even if the style is quite atypical. Hard to resist today, it also clearly has the stuffing to drink well to age 20. Anticipated maturity, 2007-2021.