91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the more massive Rossos in this vintage. In fact, it is one of the few wines that may actually require a year or two in bottle for the tannins to soften! Super-ripe red cherries lead to kirsch, earthiness, leather and spices as this full-bodied, tannic Rosso struts its stuff. The wine possesses exceptional depth, purity and class. Proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese elevates Rosso to another level with this effort, but readers will need to be patient. The Valdicava Rosso is made from the estate's youngest vines, all of which are Brunello-designated. In 2007 Abbruzzese gave his Rosso an additional 4-5 months in cask above the usual 8-10 months. He describes the wine as "too important for a Rosso" and I tend to agree as this is by no means an approachable, easy going wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022." (06/09) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This has a subtle nose, but there's good crushed black fruit and mineral. Full-bodied, with firm, fruit-coated tannins and a clean finish. Unwinds in the glass. Valdicava Brunello character for half the price. Drink now." (10/09)
By: Chiara Shannon
K&L Staff Member
Lovely perfume of dried roses and crushed rocks over spicey, intense red to black fruit. The palate is full and lush, with pronounced, velvety tannins and a very long finish. Lots of pleasure in this bottle. In general, the 2007 Rossos we are bringing in are a force to be reckoned with. Drink now (decant) through the next 5+ years.
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