Tuesday

2004 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino


I have always been of the opinion that Brunello di Montalcino is by far the most consistently brilliant wine making region. Vintage after vintage they produce high quality and extremely complex wines for under a hundred dollars.

There are of course a few reserve Brunello's that have irked over the hundred dollar price point but the majority of the wines are located in the $50-80 range.

The Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino was sourced from the estate's best vineyards and was hand harvested into small baskets. It was vinified and then aged in Slavonian oak barrels for around 3 years. It also was aged in bottle for an additional period of 8-10 months before release.

On the nose this wine displays gorgeous aromas of cherry, red currant, cranberry, spice, and leather. There is also subtle hints of licorice and smoke that add to the complexity.

On the palate the cherry and red fruit flavors continue to dominate the overall impressions of the wine, while secondary notes of spicy cedar, leather, and tar also add to the extra dimensions of complex flavors. The finish is long and fresh. 91+ points