- 2004 Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (6/6/2009)
Very much in line with the previous notes. This time I had the opportunity to see it evolve over 2 days time. On the second day the aromas get this etheral quality to it that is just magic. The aromas are continuously evolving and the tannins are superbly smooth on the palate.
This one definitely deserves a notch up. Its the best Brunello of the vintage '04 that I tasted to date. (96 pts.)
- 2004 Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (5/16/2009)
Montalcino trip / Italian offline 2009; 14-5-2009-16-5-2009 (Montalcino): Drinking at Giardino / popped and poured.
Typical 'Brunello' light ruby. Impressive aromas of black fruit and berries, hints of leather and mint evolving in the glass. Following trough full bodied, balanced and fresh with layered silky tannins (the term dusty tannins was used by LB while drinking this, have to remember that term!). Long and fresh finish. This bottle was completely in line with the one we tasted a day before. Lots of structure to age, but SO seductive now! (95 pts.)
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