Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Aged: about 12 months in bottle before release
There is something heady and invigorating about this: a lifted nose of oak and fruit with notions of Marasca cherry, violet and pomegranate. Earthy hints appear, too, as do nuances of sage and soy with increasing age.
The wine unfolds slowly in the glass, becomes more sinuous and sensuous with air while the gentle astringency of the tannins is very moreish. Bottle age brings welcome tertiary notes of leather and herb, both grip and aroma are long lasting. This is impressive upon release but even more true to itself with advancing age.
Anne Krebiehl MW
94/100 Wine Spectator
95/100 Robert Parker
94/100 James Suckling
95/100 Winescritic.com – Vecchione