2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino SKU #1243624

$49.99

JS 92 VN 92 RP 91
WE 90
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    5/1/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    When we visited the estate last year we were taken with this wine and it has only improved with time in the bottle. Considering the challenges of the 2011 vintage, the Spina Family has managed to produce a rich and robust Brunello with surprising depth and freshness while avoiding overipeness and baked fruit characteristics. And, although it will age nicely over the next several years, it's drinking wonderfully today. Sesta di Sopra is always in big demand so we encourage purchasing this one sooner than later.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    4/27/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my favorite Brunellos of the vintage so far. It has bright, fresh raspberry, cherry and orange peel notes with grippy tannins and a minty herbal undertone. The finish just goes on and on. It will age well, but it tastes awfully good right now.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    4/25/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Like many 2011 Brunellos, the Sesta di Sopra is filled with fresh cherry and ripe fruit complexities both on the nose and palate. The nose starts off soft and hidden but builds and becomes bold, bright and fresh. The savory tannins benefit from decanting by becoming elongated and balanced with the young acidity. It is a beautiful wine to drink now, but one that will age gracefully.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    4/19/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I love these user friendly Brunelli's in 2011. Impressive nose, with loads of ripe fruit, this is full-bodied with soft tannin structure, that won’t hurt your teeth. Love the fruit that is an impressive, rich and concentrated. The wine boasts excellent length, with black cherry, leather and a spicy nose with a little Tuscan dust and minerals on the finish. It is drinkable now, with a couple of hours in a decanter, or give this wine time to improve and continues to evolve for another 2-4 years. I am thinking a pork roast loin.
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    2/27/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my all time favorite producers from this region and I always think one of the best deals in Brunello (or Rosso for that matter) in the store. Due to both the location and the winemakers style this Brunello almost always eschews power for grace and elegance. Not that this is a weak wine by any stretch, but rather it has focus, drive, and lots of complexity. These are the bottles that can be enjoyed now, are well worth stocking away in the cellar and opening in a few years.
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    2/24/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Whether you've already laid away some of Sesta di Sopra's 2010 Brunello, or are new to the winery, I highly recommend considering some of the 2011 vintage from Sesta di Sopra. This Brunello is grown on a more elevated site than many in the region, and therefore has a slightly lighter body, with more elegance and less ponderous weight. Nevertheless, the wine has firm structure and a depth of flavors, with some savory development just beginning to show. This wine should develop beautifully over the next decade, so its a good candidate to stock in your cellar.

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