2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Year: 2004
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Country: Italy
Vinous/Galloni: 94
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 94
CellarTracker Rating: 91.8

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a core of ripe dark fruit as this powerful yet elegant Brunello opens up in the glass. Smoke, cured meats, earthiness and graphite develop in the glass, adding further complexity. Sweet roses and spices linger on the long, refined finish. This is a big, structured Brunello, and like all of Abbruzzese's wines, it needs at least a few years of bottle age before it offers its finest drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. 94 points.

Wine Spectator, April 30, 2009
Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. Best after 2011. 5,000 cases made 95 points.


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