I’ve written many times about the quality of the 2006 vintage in Tuscany, especially regarding Brunello.  I’ve also leveled the dictum that you can typically trust “producer over vintage” as a general rule when vintages are weaker.  Conversely, if the vintage is great, the opposite can also be true. 

The 2006 Tiezzi Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Soccorso is an example of the latter.  Tiezzi isn’t known for being among the best quality producers, but this Brunello, albeit rustic, was very nice indeed. 

It’s medium ruby red with pretty reflections in the glass.  The aroma and the flavors in the mouth are very rustic and all about the dried spectrum of Brunello.  Dried cherry, dried herbs, slight tobacco, earth. The medium body to the wine is balanced with proper acidity and the medium finish brings about a slight astringency.  
Paired nicely with pork chop milanese, stuffed veal chop and gnocchi bolognese.  
Overall a good example of the very traditional style of Brunello, but by and large, Tiezzi has some work to do in order join the upper echelon of Brunello Producers.   88 points, about $35-$40. 
2006 Tiezzi Brunello – Vigna Soccorso
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