Tuesday 6 October 2015

Two Bottles Of 2010 Brunello

Is this really the heralded great vintage everyone is talking about? 
Lets find out by taking two bottles for a test drive. More bottles to follow.
Both popped and poured and followed for an evening and the day after.

2010 Brunello di Montalcino Val di Suga, Tenimenti Angelini
Val di Suga usually delivers a nice Brunello in the more affordable price segment. 
The nose is open, warm and spicy with notes of cherries, asphalt, violets and sweet minerals. Some wood in the background. Medium deep. Very good. A touch warmer and denser the second day. Should develop nicely with 3-5 years in the cellar.
The taste is young, tight and warm with notes of sweet/sour cherries, gravel, dried herbs and violets. Lots of firm tannins in the long, warm finish. On the following day it is a tad more restrained. Very good.
89p   (tasted 2015/10)

2010 Brunello di Montalcino, Uccelliera
This beauty has a deep, refined nose with notes of ripe cherries, raspberry liquorice, damp earth, expensive leather and a gorgeously perfumed scent. Really, really fine. But you can sense that there is a firm structure behind all the sweet fruit.
The taste is young, tight and pure with lovely notes of black cherries mixed with rosemary and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Sweet gravel and leather is also present. The finish goes on for minutes and the tannin structure peeks through at the very end. Very, very fine. This is a keeper, great now but will be brilliant in 5-7 years time. I´m buying.
94p   (tasted 2015/10)


  1. 89 for a Brunello 2010...?

    That is a score for a Rosso......

    How many more coming...?


    How many

    1. :-) It was a 89p wine on the two days I followed it, time will surely reward it with a higher score.
      I don't know yet - lets find out! :-)