Podere Scopetone Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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SKU 12273


The colour is an intense and transparent ruby red with garnet reflections. The nose, full and harmonic, is an example of typicality, with pleasant prune and sour cherry notes that are perfectly blended with vanilla, liquorice, sweet tobacco and old leather notes. It is warm and generous in the mouth, traditional, with ripe, tightly knit and silky tannins. The acidity is perfectly balanced, the finish is extremely persistent, the aftertaste is flavourful. One can foresee a long and bright future! Match this wine with game, braised and roast red meat, with seasoned cheese.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Podere Scopetone
  • wa94+

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows ethereal tones of licorice, dried cherry and pressed violets from the outset. These are quintessential Sangiovese aromas that ground this wine to an impressive sense of varietal pureness. Its ace card is elegance and this is especially well played in the 2010 vintage. Another quality of the wine is the beautifully delicate way it evolves in the glass to deliver slow moving tones of licorice, cola and grilled herb. This Brunello shows a medium build followed by very long persistence. You don't get power or muscle here, instead you get elegance and finesse. It should be great to see how this wine evolves over the next 10-15 years.

Monica Larner, February 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorFloral, berry, currant, wild herb and spice aromas and flavors highlight this firm, elegant red. Shows fine length, with youthful tannins gracing the finish. Shows promise. Best from 2018 through 2030. 0375 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2015
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastThe color on this is surprisingly evolved, showing more brick than garnet, while the nose offers underbrush, tobacco, fennel and red berry. The palate is closed and rather lean, offering raw red cherry, licorice, menthol and mineral alongside assertive but fine-grained tannins.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2015