2011 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $60) SKU #1219893

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JS 93 RP 93 WS 90
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  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    5/11/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Mastrojanni is located in Montalcino’s southeastern corner near the town of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, home of the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Down in this angle of Montalcino it is a little warmer but the wines don’t take on the baked character they sometimes can on the western border. I find Mastrojanni’s wine always take on a really savory, salty, umami character rather than a bold berry/cherry statement. To me this nose gives the wines a really complex character that shows depth and intrigue and I find that it makes a far better food accompaniment than a boldly fruity wine. The 2011 vintage was a warmer vintage but Mastrojanni’s experience in this warmer region has taught them how the vines need to be treated in warmer climes, so there’s no hint of over-ripeness just a deeper more luxurious texture. This is a supple wine yet very well structured and balanced and is going to be capable of aging for 20 years or more. I won’t be coy, I love the Mastrojanni wines, perfect balance, deep, complex flavors and just as a side note those crazy J’s in Italian are pronounced like “I” so the name is Mas-TROY-on-ee.
    Drink from 2017 to 2031
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    5/11/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is classic 2011 Brunelli, beautifully layered, and expressive. It's bursting with sweet, ripe strawberries, black cherries intermingled with subtle earth, coffee and toasted oak notes, minerals, leather and a hint of bitter chocolate on the finish, with round and soft tannins and a long aftertaste.

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