Glad I did! It became a great experience.
- 2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (2/10/2007)
Deep dark ruby color. Full aroma's of (black) berries, currant and salmiak (don't know the english word for this!) with spicey undertones. Following trough full bodied on the palate with great mouthfeel, loads of fruit and smoothness. This is one wine you feel you can almost eat! Refined tannines and great overall structure suggesting a long life ahead. Loooong finish that keeps going. Imminently drinkable right now, can hardly wait to let it evolve more, which it will definetly do over the next 10-20 years.
I'm not so experienced with 95+ pts wines But this is one of the best wines I've ever had. I give it 97pts to leave some headroom for future experiences.
I did not decant this wine. It showed all of the above mentioned glory after no more than 15 minutes in the glass last night. It is still going strong this afternoon, day after. Perhaps with slightly more complexity and refinement.
WOW! (97 pts.)
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