Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2011
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive level of richness and density that starts with a long succession of black fruit aromas, dried cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. There are evident hints of the warm vintage that become apparent thanks to the blackness of the fruit and the general softness of the aromas. The wine's texture is yielding and dense with extra layers of plump fruit and chewy richness. This the proverbial "restaurant Brunello" that will drink beautifully in the near and medium-term. It already tastes spectacular and is beautifully fleshed out at this young age.
Wine EnthusiastBig and chewy, this opens with aromas that recall leather, truffle, scorched earth and ripe plum. The brawny palate offers dried black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and a gamy note alongside a tannic backbone. The heat of evident alcohol marks the finish. Loaded with rustic charm, it has more power than complexity.