Brunello di Montalcino
Biondi Santi

Brunello di Montalcino


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2011

6x75cl

DP

£709.22



Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino, 2011

2011

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Biondi Santi, Brunello di Montalcino, 2011

That austere Biondi Santi style coupled with the generosity of vintage. Quite a combination. Great warmth, ripeness of fruit and generosity, notes of red cherry, cherry stone, fresh raspberry and a hint of fruit liqueur. Structured but handsome and fine-tuned. From the historic and legendary Biondi Santi estate that pioneered Sangiovese in Montalcino. Their first vintage was 1888. Winemaking is staunchly traditional. Only natural, wild yeasts are used for fermentation and ageing is for three years in large Slavonian oak casks. Famous for their austerity in youth, Biondi Santi can, however, prove to be magical bottles with age.

ABV:
13.5%
93/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata is silky, soft and open-knit, especially within the context of what has been the norm at Biondi Santi for the last few decades. Freshly cut flowers, red berries and mint all open up in the glass, but it is the wine's decidedly mid-weight structure that truly stands out. The 2011 is a very rare young Biondi Santi that will drink well pretty much upon release, as shocked as I myself am to write those words. The bright red cherry, raspberry and floral overtones have an almost Nebbiolo-sense of brightness.
Date Reviewed:
02/2016

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Tuscany

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Biondi Santi

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