Brunello di Montalcino 2014 DOCG
This nectar is a 100% Sangiovese Grosso. After the fermentation, the divine juice sleeps 22 months in oak casks and barrique, and ages other 2 months in the bottle before the release. Salute!
The wine has a ruby color with garnet hues along the rim. The intensity is medium.
The aroma intensity is medium. Floral notes and hints of red fruits come out from the glass. There are also sharp notes of black pepper, and secondary aromas remembering the vanilla, cedar, toast and a feeble cloves. The tertiaries included leather, earth and a hint of farmyard.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity. The tannins are medium and very delicate. The alcohol is high (i.e. 14 %), and at first sip gives a pleasant heatwave. On the palate, a bitter note of charred wood dominates the aromatic palette, followed by hints of wild red fruits preserved in alcohol, and spices. The flavor intensity is medium plus, while the lasting is medium.
Nothing is certain, but death, taxes and the triteness of Brunello in this price range. The nectar is a good moisturizer for our carnivorous jaws, and not much else. It is balanced, but it lacks of the complexity and evolution that you would expect from a Brunello. The aromatic palette includes red fruits, spices and charred wood. All these notes are well combined but just hinted. The true verdict: we were three people, and we didn't finish the bottle.