Aromas of burnt orange peel and cherry with hints of dried bark and mahogany. Full-bodied and very tight and dense, with a beautiful fruit, tannin and acid balance. Finesse and strength. Best wine from here for ages. Needs until 2018 to show its true quality.
Fattoria dei Barbi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino starts with a tightly wound personality that begins to unravel slowly, one delicate layer at a time. As it does, you become aware of dried fruit, cigar box, crushed mineral, plum, tar and cola. The wine puts on a beautiful display. I also loved the mouthfeel of this beautiful wine: It is tonic, tight and brimming with energy. Well-integrated oak notes give the wine a spot of softness and velvety spice. This is one beautiful Sangiovese. Stefano Cinelli Colombini has released a fine set of new wines and his base Brunello truly shines in the 2010 vintage. The wines are well priced and immediately attractive. (ML)
A deep, powerful wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino possesses notable depth and intensity. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, new leather and incense meld together in a muscular, resonant wine built on structure. This is a 2010 that is going to need time to fully come together, but it is impressive just the same. (AG) 93+
Broad and savory, with licorice, leather and tobacco flavors. Mulled cherry notes lurk in the background, while beefy tannins come to the fore on the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2033. (BS)
Very elegant expression of Sangiovese, tar, liquorice, underbrush and ripe red fruits. Big rich and ripe chocolaty palate with black and dried fruit flavours. Beautifully balanced and complex on the finish. (Panel Tasting)
This is powerfully structured, its tannins gripping the brambly fruit flavors, the wine tinged with herbal notes of thyme and celery. A bright note of ruby grapefruit adds lift to the fruit flavors, and the fresh acidity suggests this will be more expressive after a few years in the cellar.
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