Category: Brunello

  • Fanti Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

    Look what Santa left under the tree.  Wow.  Very naughty but obviously someone’s been very nice. This is ludicrously out of our bandwidth.  This is like that visit to a two star Michelin restaurant in Hong Kong where they had a Burgundy wine flight.  This is just heaven.  Wine heaven.  And I am extremely fortunate […]

  • CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino, 2006

    From the cellar: Another in the big guns we’re pulling out this week.  A gift.  A gift!  I am ready to receive more gifts!  I guess that’s what it’s like as staff down at the Wine Advocate, one gift after another.  Which is maybe why this scored 95 points?  Oh, yes, it was good, darn […]

  • Il Veltro Brunello di Montalcino, 2006

    From the cellar: My sister joined a wine club and gifted me a bottle of Brunello.  Some guys have all the luck.   This was velvety, enormously approachable, easy on the palate, luxurious but not a complicated red which without any air was silky smooth but with air had an opportunity to blossom with some […]

  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini Prime Donne 2001 Brunello di Montalcino

    From the cellar: Striploins at half price at Whole Foods.  Time to bring out the big guns.  This weekend we had a red meat extravaganza and paired dinners with, first, a Brunello that had been gathering dust in the “cellar” along with two cabernets, which I’ll post later this week. So very hard to review […]