Reply to "TN: 2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino"

Opened a bottle today:

  • 2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (10/27/2007)
    Deep ruby color. Full aroma's of black fruit with hints of licorice, a bit less pronounced than the previous bottle.Full bodied on the palate, smooth and silky with layers of refined tanines. A long finish.
    Must be entering the sleeper zone right now. I'm glad that I tasted it some time ago. Otherwise I would have had some doubts on this wine. Still plenty of attraction, but not the ultra full body and refinement that I tasted on the previous encounter.

    I'll let this one sleep until somebody convinces me that it has come back to life again! I expect that I will have to wait at least 5 years. Drink 2012 - 2020. (92 pts.)

Posted from CellarTracker

I would say, slightly dissapointing this time. In particular compared to the Ilatraia '03 we had later during the dinner.
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