Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2004 [12.0L] (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 96] [WE 93] [WS 92]

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2004 [12.0L]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 96] [WE 93] [WS 92]

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VM96 WE93 WS92
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Canalicchio di Sopra is a family business going back several generations. Dominic has been representing this quality producer since 1979. Canalicchio di Sopraʼs 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is an intense, full-bodied red that is simply captivating for its seamless dark fruit and superb depth. Rich, round and delicious, this racy Brunello offers plenty of dark fruit with sweet scents of licorice, leather and spices that linger on the long, refined finish. Clean notes of minerality give the wine superb balance. This is easily the most elegant, refined Brunello I have tasted yet from Canalicchio di Sopra and is one of the highlights in 2004. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"An absolutely compelling Brunello, Canalicchio's 2004 Riserva is magnificent from the very first taste. Rich and ample on the palate with silky tannins in support, the 2004 Riserva captures the very best qualities of a vintage in which the wines are sensual and finessed to the core. Still very, very young, the 2004 Riserva will drink well for another 20 years or more. Put quite simply, the 2004 Riserva is a knock out. This is a perfect example where the differences between the Brunello and the Riserva are more about stylistic and personal preferences rather than absolute quality." - Antonio Galloni (March 2015)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Here's another superstar Brunello Riserva from the excellent 2004 vintage. The aromas are rich and penetrating and recall cherry liqueur, cola, mesquite, cedar, wet earth and pressed violets. The wine's texture is streamlined and compact with polished tannins." - (8/1/2010)

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"There's licorice on the nose, with some salt and ripe cherry, in this Brunello, which has very intense aromas that lead to a chewy, concentrated, full-bodied palate. A little rustic and overdone. But impressive nonetheless. There's lots of toasty oak--a little less new wood would make this even better. Best after 2013. 500 cases made." - JS (Jun 15, 2010)