Friday 16 November 2012

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

In chapter III I tasted Salvioni´s 1993 and was really, really charmed. I just had to open a younger version to see what I would feel. Guess what, I´m in love! :-)

2006 Brunello di Montalcino La Cerbaiola, Salvioni
A deep, profound, yet ethereal nose with gorgeous notes of cool cherry fruit, tobacco, mushroom forest, violets, rosehips, hard cherry candy, fresh herbs and some licorice. There is a stunning depth here. Young of course, and it doesn´t show off everything but oh boy, this is stupendous. We are in presence of (future) greatness here.
The taste is tight, young, complex and utterly delicious with beautiful notes of cherry pips, red currants, licorice, fried herbs, tobacco and dried mushrooms. The structure is just awesome. Very, very young. In 10+ years time this should be in the three digit score range. Not as harmonious as the 1993 today but oh so promising. I need to get more Salvioni!
96p   (tasted 2012/11)


  1. This is as good as it gets - excellent wine. Thank you for the note, it is a year since my last bottle. My remaining bottles will rest for 5-7 years at least. They have a brilliant rosso di montalcino as well.

    1. Exactly Henning - this is as good as it gets. Now I have to open some other vintages...:-)