Friday, August 22, 2014

Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Gorgeous sweet cherry and spice on the nose

Full bodied on the palate

Dense finish that's earthy with red berries, tobacco, and spice


Excellent wine! I could have waited longer with this one, but it didn't disappoint with a few years of cellaring. It has an amazing nose that's fragrant and full of power, emanating from the glass with remarkable strength and purity. It's also extremely dense with a long finish that's classic Brunello.

The wine was released at $50, and was listed at number four on the Wine Spectator Top 100 in 2011. I mention that because it generally means you won't find it sitting on store shelves anywhere. If you happen to source a bottle, give it plenty of air and plan to linger over this wine. Raise a glass!

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