Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino [Pre-arrival] 2010
The Valdicava estate dates to 1953 when Bramante Abbruzzese returned to the property in Montalcino where his ancestors were sharecroppers centuries before. In 1967 he founded the Consorzio di Brunello. Later, his grandson Vincenzo transformed Valdicava into one of Montalcino’s most collectible producers. The wines are powerful yet elegant, typically layered with dark fruits, roses, graphite, and silky tannins. He maintains quality year after year with low yields and organic farming.
JS99: Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plum, flower, licorice and mushroom. Full body with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured but shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal. Better in 2016.