Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello de Montalcino DOCG 2007
Medium nose. Plum. wood, light choco. developing. light black pepper. After 1 hour breathing, very ripe raspberry, orange, banana, and delicate red flower bouquet. Like a dress up girl with elegant makeup and perfume.
m body. h acidity. m+ intensity. h tannin. m+ alc. palate is similar to the nose. cinnamon. mint.
Brunello di Montalcino Poggio alle Mura DOCG 2004
pickled squash, pickled plum, leather, aged nose. tar. black pepper. M+ nose. developed. After 1 hour breathing, the aged pickled nose decrease, and shows aromas of vanilla, flower, wood, and Chinese Lycium tea (枸杞茶).
Full body. H acidity. m+ tannin, m+ alc. long length. vanilla. b pep. licorice bitterness.
Fattoria del Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2005
fur. soy sauce. anise, black berry. old wood. flower hint. The nose has some aged aromas, this might be a quick mature Brunello.
full body. H acidity. H tannin. m+ alc. long length. herbal. anise. lico. b pep. High intensity. black berry.
Tenute Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2007
herbs, stir fried ginger and green onion, black cherry. After 1 hr breathing, shows strawberry and red flower (OMG, like a Bourgogne rouge). The most surprised is, aged Zhenjiang vinegar aroma, make me think of dumpling and dimsum. 😀
black pepper. High acidity, m body, m tannin. m+ alc. m+ intensity. long length. cran. b, straw b.
Very different experience, compare to the last time tasted this Brunello with C&S open up pro tasting glass.