Uccelliera – 2010 – Brunello Di Montalcino

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Red wine with a quite dense ruby-red core, still with some evolution without any hints of blue or purple, the rim is rather ruby towards tawny. Intense nose here, high ripeness. There’s some oak, there’s vanilla, leather; classic style that has got a fairly long aging in wood for sure. Cedar wood and a mix of red and dark berries here, some cassis, dark cherry. Good grip on the palate here, powerful, full-bodied, good volume; and I think the extract is nicely integrated here, very powdery tannins almost like cocoa powder. The fruit has got a hint of sweetness, even if the wine is classically dry it gives this generous mouthful of sweet dark fruit. Well-balanced, doubtlessly a style and a structure that will keep evolving for a long time, but I take great pleasure in drinking this now. Powerful, with lots of fruit, well-balanced in terms of tannins and oak, and a very long lingering finish.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.