Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2011
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A juicy, fruity red with plum and dried-fruit aromas and flavors. Full body with a round, velvety texture. Long and flavorful. Typical of the vintage. Shows heat. Has form. Drink or hold.
An elegant, cherry-scented red, picking up flavors of earth, spice and tobacco. Shows fine harmony and soft tannins, remaining approachable now. Fine length. Drink now through 2023. 250 cases made.
Score: 90, Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2016
Here's a standard and absolutely correct Brunello that is a solid choice for near-term drinking or as an excellent pairing partner to your favorite foods at your local restaurant. In other words, the Le Ragnaie 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is better consumed now and does not demand long cellar aging. The bouquet is savory and rustic with dark fruit and tobacco. The tannins are firm but silky. This wine is ready to drink.
Score: 90, Monica Larner, August 2016
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