2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

- 750 ml
98
JS
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$64.95
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Product ID
54380-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

An unforgiving and powerfully structured wine with fabulous grilled meat and granite stone character with dried berry and flower petal. Full body, chewy and intense. Great structure and extremely long and intense. Sexy austerity. Gets the juices going. Best ever from here. Reminds me of the great Argianos of the 1970s but now!...

James Suckling

Sokolin 2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Tasting Notes:

This brooding Sangiovese is tenacious and well-structured. The prevalent tones of tobacco, charred beef and coffee are elevated by cherry and dark plum, with a strong mid-palate and a lasting finish. The wine is dusky and provoking, on the dry side, with softened tannins. While it is the kind of unforgiving wine that easily catches you off guard and makes your mouth water, you really need to take your time while tasting it to capture all the nuances it offers. It's seductively inviting, but it's best to let it breathe for a bit first to bring out the lighter rose petal and red berry undertones, before slowly savoring the pulsating finish.

This vintage quickly grew popular and is more accessible than ever. A true Brunello star, best suited for those unafraid of a potent, savory wine. The perfect time to decant is it right now, so grab your bottle and enjoy its fulfilled potential.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2010
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Argiano: Argiano is by far one of the oldest wineries in the region of Montalcino. Situated at around 1,000 feet over sea level, the conditions are perfect for growing healthy, delicious grapes with little to no hindrance. The warmth from the sun is somewhat mitigated by the cooling effect of that altitude, creating a viticultural paradise one must ascend to in order to taste such glorious wines. Sangiovese is the dominant grape varietal, as it's the perfect match for the local terroir and climate, and this results in some of the finest Brunello di Montalcino you can find anywhere in the world. These wines are silky smooth and seductive, tempting you into their arms with the sweet promise of red berry juice and a touch of tannin.
Rating 98 JS
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Brunello: As you indulge in some fine Brunello, and you gaze into the deep brown elixir, your tongue will almost pulsate with excitement, as rich flavors of black cherry, chocolate, black raspberry, and blackberry are woven together like a heartfelt poem. An earthy, leathery undertone provides excellent contrast next to all the fruit, rounding out the experience .
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Varietal Sangiovese
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