Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni 2010
WA97+: Here's a real treat. Le Chiuse's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni is a late-release wine that is hitting the market 10 years after the vintage. It undergoes a total of 48 months of aging in Slavonian oak casks followed by 5.5 years of bottle aging. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with crimson highlights. The bouquet shows the signs of its age with delicately evolved notes of camphor ash and licorice that rise above a core of dark cherry and blackberry fruit. The wine's beautiful intensity comes as a pleasant surprise. You gets hints of smoke and mineral that make for a sultry and savory finish. A mere 4,000 bottles were made, and we will see them in February 2020.
Le Chiuse is releasing its late-release 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Diecianni that takes us back to one of the best vintages to emerge from this sun-kissed appellation in southern Tuscany. Standard bottle aging for a classic Brunello is about one year, but this wine has been sitting quietly in bottle for 5.5 years. Le Chiuse will continue its Diecianni project and will put aside its best vintages for late release.