Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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Ridolfi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino
PRICE $80, Buy Now
APPELLATION Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
BOTTLE SIZE 750.00 ml
IMPORTER Opici Wines
DATE PUBLISHED 5/1/2015
Alluring aromas of wild berry, leather, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and a balsamic note mingle in the glass. The tight palate doles out Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and grilled herb alongside firm tannins and vibrant acidity. White pepper closes the finish. It's well balanced but needs time to develop complexity. Drink 2018–2028.
By James Suckling
RIDOLFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Date: January 19th, 2015
A juicy Brunello with stone, terracotta and plum character. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2017 when the tannins soften.
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Harvest: Hand-harvested in early October
Aging: 24 months predominantly in large Slavonian oak barrels or botte, while a small percentage ages in small French oak barrels or barrique. Blended then bottle aged an additional 12 months.
Residual Sugar: < 1.0% grams/liter
Vineyard: 8 hectares of spurred cordon, 5,000 vines/hectare. The soil is volcanic in origin, with limestone, schist, & crumbly marl or galestro. 300- 350 meters asl. Southwestern exposure.
Intense aromas of black fruit and leather abound, with subtle hints of cocoa, berry, and cherry. Full to medium in body, finishing with fine tannins and a chewy mouthfeel. Best with additional cellaring.
Enjoy from 2016 - 2020 after decanting, alongside sausages, salami, wild boar, and other game.
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By Jancis Robinson
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
When to drink: 2015 - 2017
Published: 21 Jan 2015
Date tasted: 17 Jan 2015
Reviewer: Walter Speller
Dark ruby with orange tinges. A little bit weedy and vegetal on the nose. Sweet fruit palate that lacks focus and with a rather medicinal note on the finish. (WS)