BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
|Sub-district||Brunello di Montalcino|
Sumptuous nose of plum, dark cherry, liquorice and cedar. The palate is sleek with delicious ripe acid, meat, cherry, plum and liquorice, wood complexing the palate and nice drive of rich ripe tannin on the finish. L&S (Apr 2017)
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This is a tiny seven hectare estate in San Angelo in Colle, on the southern side of the hill of Montalcino, nestling above the famous and rather larger Col d'Orcia vineyards (145 hectares). Marcello Bucci, who studied oenology under Signora Fuligni (Roberto Fuligni's aunt), is making wonderfully good wines which have rapidly increased both in quality and international recognition. A new winery finished in time for the harvest in 2015 has given Marcello greater control and flexibility with the wine-making - this is an estate going from strength to strength The wines from these vineyards are fuller and riper, though perhaps marginally less fine than, say, Fuligni's, but what they lack in finesse is more than compensated for in the pricing, making Collemattoni one of the best value wines of the region.
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Bright red with ruby tinges. Musky red raspberry, mocha and violet on the nose. At once big and restrained, dense and rich, showcasing Collemattoni’s typical thick, strapping mouthfeel but also more lift and refinement than usual. Round and fairly large-scaled but with plenty of verve that will repay extended cellaring. Really classic Brunello. Drinking range: 2022 - 2032 Rating: 91+ Ian d'Agata, www.vinousmedia.com (Mar 2017)
This is very Burgundian in style, with effusive cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors riding a supple texture until the characteristic Sangiovese tannins emerge on the finish. Elegant, complex and long overall. Drinking range: 2021 - 2035 Rating: 96 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Feb 2017)
Plenty of black-truffle and berry character on the nose. Full body, a silky texture and bright acidity follow through to a subtle and satisfying finish. Hints of orange peel make it all the more attractive. Drink or hold. Rating: 93-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2017)
Tasted blind. Deep ruby. Firm and exciting nose with quite a bit of power behind it. Ripe palate with muscular tannins and really opens up on the palate. Deserves much more time Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 17 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com (Jan 2017)
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