Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino "Madonna del Piano" Riserva DOCG 2007
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [ WE 98] [WA 96] [WS 95]
Regular price $365.00 Sale price $299.97 Save $65.03
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The wine is dark ruby color. The delightful aroma of the wine is filled with notes of dark cherry, earth, oak, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, hints of violets and minerals. Impressively structured, powerful, rich, full flavor of the wine is characterized by a velvety texture, steel acidity, dense, very strong, but polished tannins. Strong notes of dark fruit, leather and tobacco are balanced by more subtle expressive nuances of red berries and flowers. The long finish manifest mineral nuances.
The wine will be an excellent pair for the rich red meat, game, aged cheeses.
Ratings & Reviews
"Here's an unforgettable wine that absolutely makes the case for 2007 being one of the best vintages of late in Montalcino. The wine is broad and polished with masculine tones of dark fruit, leather and tobacco. These aromas evolve so quickly and with such pulsing intensity, the wine comes alive suddenly. There are dusty mineral shadings at the back with tightly textured tannins. Hold 10 more years." - (5/1/2013)
98 Points - James Suckling:
"An impressively structured wine. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of violets. Full body with velvety, rich tannins. Very tannic and powerful, yet the tannins are polished and pretty. Layers of everything here. Give this another three to four years before opening." - (November 5, 2013)
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advcoate:
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is another super- finessed wine. Subtle floral notes meld into expressive red berries in a sumptuous Brunello that captures the essence of the vintage. The style is rich and deeply textured, but the 2007, as outstanding as it is, needs at least a few more years in bottle. Once again, finesse rules the day." - Antonio Galloni (September 2013)
95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A vibrant, taut style, delivering aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, spice and mineral tightly wound around a core of steely acidity and dense tannins. Well-proportioned and set for a long evolution, this version is very fresh and long. Best from 2016 through 2035." - BS (May 31, 2013)