A young Brunello with precision and complexity showing violets, blackberries, bramble berries, tea leaf and minerals. Stone undertones, too. Full body, a compressed palate and firm and velvety tannins. Powerful and long. Truly fantastic. Breathtaking. This is reminiscent of a fine Burgundy, showing berry, fading cherry, spice and chalky mineral notes. Juicy and elegant, firm yet harmonious, this lingers with a long, complex aftertaste. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a magnificent wine that will appeal to those who love the softer and richer side of Brunello. Proprietor Marco Bacci shows a unique talent for interpreting the Sangiovese grape and his deft work comes through clearly in this excellent vintage. This is a powerful, penetrating but elegant wine with dark cherry and blackberry softened by spice, cinnamon and licorice. The wine is tight and focused in terms of mouthfeel, but it also exhibits an expansive and generous personality. It is very young now and requires at least five years of cellar aging before it will really start to flex its muscles.