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2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino - 750 ml

98
WS
750 ml - $185.00
Product ID: 31742-750-AS
Availability: Available Soon
Vintage: 2001
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: Italy
Producer: Valdicava
Rating: 98 WS
Region: Tuscany
Type of Wine: Brunello
Varietal: Sangiovese

Description: The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino was one of the most talked about wines of Montalcino when it was first released a few years ago. The black color the wine had in its youth has begun to recede, yet this remains a rich, almost Amarone-like expression of Sangiovese that achieves an incredible level of density and sheer concentration. According to Abbruzzese the early spring hail reduced yields dramatically, which accounts for the wine's super-ripe style. I am not sure if yields alone can produce a wine that is this extreme, my guess is that decisions taken in the cellar had an influence as well. Nevertheless, the simple fact remains that this wine is a freak. There is no other wine in the estate's history - before or after - that even remotely resembles the style of the 2001. This is an outstanding wine, but one that needs to be considered on its own terms.

Robert Parker's wine Advocate

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