Monday 16 September 2013

In Search of Brunello di Montalcino´s Soul - Chapter XXXIV

This was a revisit to one of the few Brunello´s I had tasted before this project started. It behaved like a dream just a little more than a year ago, so I was curious how a year gone by in the cellar would show. Lets see!

2007 Brunello di Montalcino, La Gerla
I decanted it one hour before the first pour and then followed it through the evening. It has in one way lost its exuberant nature of last year and has turned a little more sophisticated.
The nose is loaded with sweet black cherries, rosehips, violets, dark chocolate and a Tuscan gravel road during summer. Very deep and fine. With more air a lovely bonfire note emerges. Complex and refined. Stunning!
The taste is big, tight and concentrated with sweet/sour dark cherries, licorice, violets, black tea and dried summer flowers. This has a lovely mouth feel. The finish goes on for over a minute and in the end the finely polished tannins creeps up. Still very young. I hope I can avoid pulling the corks out of the rest of bottles until this beauty hits maturity in 8+ years...
95p   (tasted 2013/09)

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