Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (94JS, 93VN, 91WE, 91WS). James Suckling: "Dark chocolate with plums and hints of mahogany on the nose. Full body, with soft tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Refined and delicious. Structured for the vintage. Drink or hold." (02/2013)
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2008 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 3)
Dark chocolate with plums and hints of mahogany on the nose. Full body, with soft tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Refined and delicious. Structured for the vintage. Drink or hold.
A complex mix of savory herbs, plums black cherries, leather and sweet spices emerges from the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Beautifully layered from start to the finish, the 2008 impresses for its exceptional balance and finesse. Its mid-weight style will likely come as a surprise to Valdicava fans, but all the elements come together in the glass. Proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese describes 2008 as a solid vintage across the board, but without the peaks of quality that would have allowed him to make the flagship Madonna del Piano. Instead. Abbruzzese bottled just one Brunelli, and it is fabulous. (AG)
This pretty Brunello is begging for more time to age (hold 5–10 years) to complete the evolution that is already underway. There’s a plump and modern side to the wine that is characterized by bright cherry, chocolate and spice. But it also shows a delicate side with dried ginger and cola. The tannins will become silky and polished. *Cellar Selection*
Candied cherry and berry notes are framed by sweet, spicy oak in this perfumed red. There are firm tannins underneath, but the lasting impression is of sweet fruit. Round and long on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2032. (BS)