This wine has shown beautifully since the first time I had it. It’s never needed decanting, never seemed shut down. Simply a gorgeous wine and revealing so much. In the glass, it’s a dark ruby red with violet tones to the rim. The aroma is rich and complex with scents of crushed fruit, leather, sweet pipe tobacco, turned earth and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and silky with fine ripe tannins. Flavors combine to reveal crushed red cherries, slight red licorice, tobacco and fresh herbs. It’s vibrant! I’ve reported on this before, but this bottle may be the best showing yet. Perhaps speaks of better things to come if you can cellar it, but it’s so good now. 93 points, and at about $38, a terrrific value.
|2004 Collelceto Brunello di Montalcino|
|Roasted Cornish Hen & Contorni|