Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 94 points. "There's a purity and clarity of fruit in this young Brunello. Cherry and berry character follow through to full body, polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows depth and intensity. Drink in 2020."
Producer: Castello Romitorio
Region/Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14%
Colour: Concentrated, bright garnet.
Aroma: A lifted nose of oak and fruit with notions of Marasca cherry, violet and pomegranate. Earthy hints appear, too, as do nuances of sage and soy with increasing age.
Taste: The body has densely woven, firm but fine tannins, ac cording the wine a great structure; a skeleton upon which fruit, oak and aroma can express themselves fully. The wine unfolds slowly in the glass, becomes more sinuous and sensuous with air while the gentle astringency of the tannins is very moreish. Bottle age brings welcome tertiary notes of leather and herb, both grip and aroma are long lasting.