2000 Cerbaiola (Salvioni) Brunello di Montalcino (Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino)

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Brunello di Montalcino, Italy, Montalcino, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Tuscany

What a great wine. Amazingly pure black and red fruit, superb freshness, and a killer finish. Plum and blackberry, leather, earth, and a tiny bit of tobacco. Quite rustic and funky, but in a good way. The fruit screams sun drenched, yet it’s light on its feet. Laser focused and restrained. If this isn’t the best Brunello I’ve had, it is definitely one of the very best I’ve tasted. Amazing stuff and a real treat on a Saturday night. And did I mention that this went terrifically with food? Has the structure to age many more years, so no need to hurry. If you have a chance to buy this at a reasonable cost, this is a no-brainer purchase.

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