Upon opening, the aromatics are somewhat muted. In short, after smelling, I wasn’t optimistic, and I was afraid it was shut down. Upon entry into the mouth, the wine showed bright Bing cherry notes and hints of mint. Then, for a moment, they give way to an earthier element of sottobosco and tar before ending up with a beautiful hint of dried fruits, in particular dried cherry and perhaps a little dried fig. The spectrum of flavors in this wine is nothing short of remarkable. The presence of such a wide array of fruit flavors, from bright and ethereal to dried is a testament not only to the vintage but also the winemaker’s judicious hand. This wine has great structure with ideal levels of acidity and tannin that ensure it will age effortlessly for years, and yet, this wine is remarkably accessible and enjoyable now. At this young age, its balance is exceptional. This is one of the greatest Brunellos I’ve ever tasted. 96-97 points, with the chance of perhaps gaining an additional point with further maturation.