Friday, August 14, 2009

Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2003

While I am on the Sangiovese track, here is an absolute steal at $30. This Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% sangiovese grapes and starts with an amazing nose of raspberries, plums and cherries along with a touch of vanilla and tobacco. The jammy fruit is so well structured on the palate along with the earthiness that I need to taste in Tuscan wines that the tannins are generally forgotten. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 3 1/2 years before being bottled and won't be released for at least 5 years from harvesting. For this price, grab as much as you can. I will be adding more of the Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2003 to the cellar. Pairs nicely with grilled meats, pasta dishes or risotto. Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate both gave this wine a 91 point rating.

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